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Lawrence Hennigan from Attymass in County Mayo is organising a two week Tradfest in Manchester to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ireland's favourite stout. The Guinness Tradfest takes place in Levenshulme which is home to the biggest Irish community outside London and is a village which has close links to Mayo. It is one of the highlights of this year’s Manchester Irish Festival and runs from Friday March 6 to Saturday March 21, the festival will stage close to 200 events at 32 venues, enough to represent each of Ireland’s 32 counties throughout Greater Manchester, making it one of Europe’s biggest Irish festivals.
The members of the Ballina electoral area welcomed the progress reports they were given on the Knockmore and Attymass sewerage schemes at their meeting this week. Mr Brian O’Reilly, senior engineer with the water services department, told the meeting that the Knockmore scheme will have capacity for an extra 80 houses. The project is expected to cost in the region of €1.2 million and will be carried out under the small schemes programme.
Mayor of Ballina Councillor Michelle Mulherin along with Cllrs Padraig Moore and Mark Winters visited Scranton, Pennslyvania prior to St Patrick’s Day to join in the 100th anniversary celebrations of the birth of Fr Patrick Peyton. The Scranton-Ballina sister city committee hosted the three Ballina councillors.
An exhibition featuring photographs of Mayo by Anthony Hennigan from Attymass got a civic launch on Friday May 15 in Manchester. The new Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Alison Firth, together with Councillor John Commons from the Mayo Association, officially opened the exhibition. The exhibition, called From Manchester to Mayo, had been commissioned by the gallery to launch the world premiere of a new Irish play, Haunted, by Edna O’Brien. It was held in the Mezzanine Gallery in the theatre and the play and exhibition run until June 13.
Ballina and Castlebar have been deemed litter free towns as they feature in the top 39 out of 60 towns and cities according to the Irish Business Against Litter 2009 survey which was released this week.