Four days of Mayo famine commemorations in Ballina

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

The presentation of a representation of the wooden travel box in which circa 137 Mayo workhouse orphan girls’ carried their possessions to Australia in 1848-50, and the unveiling of a quilt bearing their names, will feature as part of four days of The Great Famine Remembrance, which take place in Ballina from Tuesday October 16 to Friday October 19.

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GMIT Mayo hosts human rights seminar for people with disabilities

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

GMIT Mayo will host a Human Rights seminar in conjunction with the Rights Review Committee of Western Care Association and Mayo Self Advocacy, in the Mayo campus on Tuesday, October 16, at 6pm, as part of Mayo Social Inclusion week.

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Gardai appealing for help in finding missing person Margaret Lawrence

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Gardai in Ballina wish to seek the publics assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 22-year-old Margaret Lawrence.

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Boil Water Notice issued for Ballycastle public water supply

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Mayo County Council last Friday, October 12 issued a Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Ballycastle Public Water Supply and the Corrower/Sea Road Group Water Scheme and Lisbrin Group Water Scheme to protect consumers following a recent drinking water quality test.

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Trial path work commences on the summit of Croagh Patrick

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group was formed in November 2015 as a community response to concerns over the condition of the mountain together with concerns around safety, liability of shareholders and landowners, the status of the Croagh Patrick as Ireland’s Holy Mountain and the absence of structures to manage the impact of growing numbers of recreational users on the natural environment, habitats and ecosystems of the area.

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Cancer Care West receives €100k grant for new Mayo cancer bus service

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Cancer Care West, the West of Ireland cancer charity, is to launch a new bus service for Mayo Cancer patients who travel to University Hospital Galway to receive treatment for cancer.

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Ballyglass RNLI to name new inshore lifeboat Clann Lir

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

A new D class lifeboat for Ballyglass RNLI is to be officially named Clann Lir, during a ceremony at the inshore lifeboat station at 2pm on Saturday. The lifeboat, which went into service earlier this year, has been funded by a donation from the Central Bank of Ireland.

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MacNally wins IMRO award for Frank Stagg documentary

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Westport native and journalist Liamy MacNally and producer Ronan Kelly took home a gold award at the 2018 IMRO Radio Awards in Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny last Friday night for their Documentary on One: Frank Stagg's Three Funerals.

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Statistics for county council services add up

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

Mayo County Council's annual report for 2017 has been adopted by the elected members following the October monthly meeting. The report carried a breakdown of the activities the council is engaged in, over a number of headings and represented by various statistics.

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Mulroy on the move and Other Voices a roaring success for Ballina

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

The October meeting of Mayo County Council took place this week and there was plenty of debate in the chamber.

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Mayo coastal areas get ready for Storm Callum

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Coastal areas in Mayo today are preparing to batten down the hatches for the arrival of Storm Callum.

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Ballinrobe selected for Town and Village Pilot Residential Occupancy Scheme

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring has today announced that Ballinrobe is one of six rural towns which have been invited to develop innovative proposals to encourage more people to live in rural town centres.

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