Lough Mask regional water supply emoved from EPA Remedial Action List

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The Lough Mask regional water supply has been removed from the most recent Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List meaning up to 40,000 people have had their water supply removed from the agency’s to-do list. The scheme was on the RAL for treatment and management issues at the plant which have now been addressed following a €1.9 million upgrade by Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council.

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Two men arrested in relation to Swinford death released without charge

Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The two men arrested in relation to the death of a man in Swinford,  on Saturday, August 12 on Wednesday evening have been released without charge. The investigation is ongoing, according to Gardai. 

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Census shows six thousand people providing unpaid care to family and friends in Mayo

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The number of people acting as unpaid carers for a friend or family member in Mayo is higher than the national average, it was revealed this week.

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It’s your community — have your say with Mayo PPN

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Mayo Public Participation Network is holding a countywide information evening in Breaffy House Hotel on Wednesday, November 8, at 7.30pm. The evening will focus on gathering views/ideas from community groups that will form Mayo PPN's submission to Ireland 2040 - Our Plan. The meeting is open to community groups registered or wishing to register with Mayo PPN.

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Westport's Harry Hughes named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Westport's Harry Hughes, of Portwest, was named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2017 at the 20th annual awards ceremony held in Dublin last week.

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Westport House deal signed, sealed, and delivered

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, confirmed last Friday that the Hughes family has now successfully completed the acquisition of Westport House and estate from the Browne family. In February 2016, the family placed the historic house and estate on the market, having owned it for generations. The estate has been overseen in recent years by the personal representatives of the late Jeremy Browne Lord Altamont, namely Con Casey of LHM Casey McGrath accountants and Dermot Furey of Gartlan Furey solicitors.

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From Mayo to Peru and the Inca Trail with 25kg on your back

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Plenty of people have had mad thoughts or ideas while away on holidays, but there are not too many of them who follow them through to the end. But that is exactly what one Castlebar man did after walking the Inca Trail as a tourist in 2016, Jarlath McHale was so taken by the workload carried out by the porters who lugged everything he and his fellow tourists needed, from food to tents to toilet facilities from stop to stop, along with everything for themselves for the four day trek, that he came up with the idea of becoming the first non-Peruvian to do the trail as a porter and film his journey - from their eyes.

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House Of Plates to challenge customers to Dine in the Dark

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Next Wednesday, November 8, House of Plates in Castlebar will challenge local customers to Dine in the Dark as part of Ireland’s first national Dine in the Dark Week.

On the back of an innovative partnership between the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the National Council for the Blind, 200 restaurants across Ireland will hold their own Dine in the Dark session from November 6 to 13.

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St Joseph’s, Castlebar set to Rock You!

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Following the success of its musicals in recent years, St Joseph’s Secondary School, Castlebar, once again is delighted to present its TY musical of 2017, Schools Will Rock You, based on the songs of the legendary band Queen and the iconic Freddie Mercury.

If hurricane Ophelia has not blown you away, St Joseph’s Secondary School most certainly will. Follow the hero, Galileo, played by Karagh Neary, and his “badass babe”, Scaramouche, played by Megan Brett, as they embark on their quest to save rock music and defeat the Killer Queen, played by Shelley Jordon. This upbeat hilarious storyline is accompanied by Queen’s greatest hits, will have you rocking and singing along from the get-go, to such songs as "It’s a Kinda of Magic’", "We will Rock You" and the one of the greatest hits of all times’ "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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Wellness Fest promises to be a novel and interesting event

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Wellness Fest 2017 – Féile na Folláine, Castlebar’s newest festival, will take place in the Ivy Tower Hotel on Saturday, December 9. The festival is being organised by the CRCfm Events Team, as a fundraising event for Mayo Cancer Support-Rock Rose House and CRCfm. The event will be a celebration of all aspects of wellbeing; it will explore different treatments and therapies, and will also hosts talks from experts in a range of different fields.

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Diversity Mayo aims to reach out

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Diversity Mayo has two aims: to enable refugees and vulnerable third country nationals in Mayo to access high-quality information, advocacy, activities, supports and services appropriate to their legal status; and to build the capacity of front-line services to respond to the needs of this target group in a culturally competent way.

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Ballina councillors thankful for town and village funding

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Ballina Municipal District councillors have agreed to communicate their thanks and appreciation to Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring following the recent allocations for projects as part of the Town and Village renewal Scheme in the county. At a Municipal District meeting last week councillors were informed that all four projects in the county which had applied for funding were successful.

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