Home ownership rate in Mayo at seventy five per cent

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Mayo has a home ownership rate of 75 per cent according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office following the Census taken last year, while 22.9 per cent of all households in the county were in rented accommodation. The figures show that the home ownership rate in the county is almost 10 per cent higher in Mayo than nationally, with the home ownership rate in the country being 67.6 per cent and 70.8 per cent in Connacht. The 11,166 households in rented accommodation in Mayo was just under seven per cent less than the national figure of 29.3 per cent and 3.6 per cent lower than the figure for the whole of Connacht.

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CSO outlines marriage figures last year for Mayo

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

According to the latest figures from the CSO, there were 753 marriages in Mayo last year, including 10 same sex marriages. The figures show that the vast majority of marriages were Roman Catholic marriages with 592 taking place. The next highest number was 101 civil marriages, of which seven were between same sex couples.

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Are you ready to Love Lannagh ?

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

This boutique, absolutely free, one day festival is happening tomorrow, Saturday, April 21  on the shores of Lough Lannagh in Castlebar.  Founded by the Love Castlebar Crew in 2014 it has come a long, long, way from its humble beginnings as a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

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Mayo Day gets ready to celebrate all that's good about Mayo

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The third installment of Mayo Day will take place next Saturday, April 29, and over the bank holiday weekend a whole series of events will take place across the county to celebrate 'Mayo-ness.' Wherever you are around the county there is bound to be a Mayo Day event near you to get involved with.

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Ballina students to make world record attempt

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

On Thursday, May 4, Unity Racing, World finalists in the F1 in Schools competition, will set out to break a Guinness World Record on the grounds of St Muredach’s College, Ballina, at 11am.

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Mayo teams advance to Scratch Coding national finals

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Mayo students will next week take part in the national finals of the prestigious Scratch Coding competition. The popular coding competition will take place on Wednesday, in the Kemmy Business School, at the University of Limerick.

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Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo launched in Ballinrobe

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

The 2017 Mayo Fleadh Cheoil hosted by the Cleary/Coyne branch was launched by Cllr Al McDonnell, Chairman of Mayo County Council, in the Valkenburg Hotel Ballinrobe recently. It was attended by a number of local councillors, representatives of various organizations in Ballinrobe, branch executives, and members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Bruton Announce GMIT Working Group

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, and the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, today (Friday) announced the establishment of a working group which will formulate a plan for a sustainable future of the GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar.

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Bohernasup water outages concerns councillors

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Householders in the Bohernasup area of Ballina have been battling with regular water outages over the past year that needs to be fixed now, Fine Gael councillor John O'Hara told the March meeting of the Ballina Municipal District this week. Before the start of the district's monthly meeting, Cllr O'Hara asked for a suspension of standing orders to discuss the topic.

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Councillors want to 'know what they are getting into' on Asahi site

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The elected members of the Ballina Municipal District refused to throw their full backing behind the potential sale of 26.13 hectares of land at Tawnaghmore Upper Killala (the old Asahi plant site), to a northern Irish based company for the construction of an IT services centre on the site. The councillors were presented with an item at their monthly meeting this week to endorse the disposal of the land for a potential figure of €2,582,689.20 to Derry based company Atlantic Gateway Ltd, if after a six to 12 month period of a feasibility study by the potential purchaser it was satisfactory for their needs.

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Looping back to Lecanvey

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

The community in Lecanvey have come up with a proposal that could see the wear and tear on the traditional pilgrimage path on Croagh Patrick halved. The West Mayo Municipal District held their march meeting in the Lecanvey Communty Centre and before the meeting got going, they were briefed on the proposal by members of the Lecanvey Community Centre Committee

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Mayo eateries clean up at Restaurant Awards

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

There were nine food and drink establishments celebrating this week at the Connacht finals of the Irish Restaurant Awards in the Radisson Blu in Sligo. In the overall provincial awards, Café Rua in Castlebar picked up the win in the Best Kids Size Me section. When it came to the Mayo specific awards, Sage in Westport was the winner of 'Best Restaurant', with Johnathan Keane from The Lodge at Ashford winning Best Chef. The Best Gastro Pub award went to Flanagan's Gastro Pub in Claremorris and Bar One in Castlebar was the winner of the Best Casual Dining gong.

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