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Acclaimed author and filmmaker Kevin Toolis will be on a speaking tour around Mayo next week.
Mayo County Council hopes to raise an additional €503,000 from the implementation of parking charges in eight Mayo towns.
Up to 10,000 homes and business were without power for some stage around the county due to Storm Eleanor this week, with almost all of them having it restored by Wednesday evening. A spokesperson for the ESB told the Mayo Advertiser that: "We had local crews out working from Tuesday evening to restore power and they were joined by crews from around the country from places like Dublin and Donegal to assist, and they have been working around the clock to restore power to everybody."
South Mayo councillor, Patsy O'Brien, has announced that he intents putting his name forward at the Mayo Fine Gael Selection Convention for the next General Election.
In Sight is an exhibition of cross-disciplinary art work at Charlestown Arts Centre by artists associated with renowned Galway-based performance company, Macnas. The exhibition opens on Sunday, December 3 and runs until Friday, December 22.
A decision on the planning application for a 56 bed nursing home in Swinford has been delayed by Mayo County Council after planners requested more information before deciding on the project’s future. UK company StuNat Care Ltd had applied for planning permission for the nursing home, which would consist of 52 single bedrooms, four double bedrooms, day rooms, dining room, kitchen, oratory, and visitor rooms along with many more associated facilities, in early September, and a decision had been due earlier this month.
Castlebar Celtic continue to top the Mayo League Masters Division One table after week two of the competition, despite having a bye in the latest round of action. Wins for Fahy Rovers, Ballyhaunis Town, and Manulla saw them all pick up their first points of the season but without the scoring difference to knock Celtic off top spot.
The Mayo Senior championship quarter finals threw up a couple of eye catching results over last weekend. It was the first time ever that the four group winners failed to win their quarter finals, although Ballintubber did get through to the semi-final at the second time of asking after Wednesday night's replay with Hollymount- Carramore.
It was back to the harsh reality for Mayo players last weekend as they played in the final group games of the championship for their clubs. It is not the easiest thing to motivate yourself for — a club game after what they have been through, as most if not all of them will take a long time to get over the heartbreak of the All-Ireland final. It is a weird scenario. People from opposing clubs who were screaming from the rafters for you two weeks previous now see you as the panto villain, while club players playing against you would like nothing more than to have a cut at you, to take you down a peg or two, knowing you will be in a relatively fragile state of mind. For some the club is a great distraction especially if their club has a chance of winning silverware or making it through to the next round. For others it is a burden having to play when you know your team is going nowhere.
And then there were eight, the field in the race for the Moclair Cup was cut in half last weekend with the final round of group games deciding whose season is still on track for a crack at the Mayo GAA senior championship, and for others it is about avoiding relegation to intermediate championship for next year.