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The Mayo Advertiser has joined forces with Mayo County Council's road safety officer and Helena Chocolates to launch a sweet tasting road safety campaign ahead of Easter.
A campaign is being organised this Easter by Road Safety Mayo County Council, the Mayo Advertiser, and Helena Chocolates, Castlebar, whereby members of the public are asked to come up with a road safety slogan to be put on an Easter egg, and the winner will receive an Easter egg with the slogan on it sponsored by Helena Chocolates.
The final of the Connacht Gold Battle of the Baristas took place in Eyre Square on Friday in front of huge crowds and, for the most part, glorious sunshine. Three Mayo baristas took part in the competition and were named runners up in their categories — Pattie Prendergast of Aghnas Coffee Bar in Claremorris, who was a runner up in the Best Skinny Cappuccino round; Marek Dziduch of Mocha Beans in Ballina who took part in the Most Creative Barista competition; and Justina Sokolowska from Helena Chocolates in Castlebar who was just edged out in the Best Hot Chocolate Category.
Castlebar businessman and master chocolatier Dirk Schonkeren, who runs Helena Chocolates, the well known Castlebar café, has just been appointed as a World Chocolate Ambassador by the world’s biggest chocolate company, Barry Callebaut. The prestigious Chocolate Ambassador Club has just 70 members and Dirk is the first chocolatier in Ireland to receive the honour. He will attend a two-day seminar in Belgium and will then be called upon to share his master craft with other chocolatiers from around the globe. Dirk also plans to run some practical introduction to chocolate courses locally in the near future.
Castlebar Chamber of Commerce has launched a gift voucher initiative. Mayor of Castlebar Councillor Michael Kilcoyne launched the voucher at the Chamber offices on Monday night. “I think this is an excellent idea being promoted by the Chamber of Commerce,” he told members at the launch. “The voucher is guaranteed and you can use it in 33 different outlets around the town. Even if you don’t use it inside one year the chamber will extend the date of the voucher. That is really welcome.”