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Inland Fisheries Ireland can confirmed this week that 65 farmed salmon were caught in rivers in Mayo and Galway, the affected rivers are the Delphi, Erriff, Kylemore/Dawros, Newport and Bunowen. Inland Fisheries Ireland has been monitoring the situation since August.
A presentation on the Housing Capital Programme for Mayo County Council in the West Mayo region this week turned into a debate on the future of rural Ireland. Comments from the councillors followed a presentation by head of housing for Mayo County Council, Paul Benson. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul MacNamara said: "What about rural Ireland? If we build all these houses in urban areas are we going to close the door on rural Ireland? Of the 220 houses, there is nothing here for rural Ireland. The sites have to be acquired."
Irish Water has commenced work on a €0.6 million mains rehabilitation project which will ensure a more secure supply of water to businesses and residents in the Claremorris and Crossboyne areas. The works are being carried out by JRPH Ltd on behalf of Irish Water and in partnership with Mayo County Council and will take approximately 20 weeks to be completed.
John Sisk and Son Ltd on Friday, celebrated 100 years since the building of St. Patrick’s Church, Newport. The occasion was marked with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Tod Nolan PP at St. Patrick’s Church, followed by a reception at the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport.
On Monday, Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring announced he has allocated €984,000 under the Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Programme to develop phase one of the Clew Bay Trail in Mayo. The funding will be used to build 8km of walking and cycling trails at Louisburgh, Old Head, Murrisk and Bertra.
James Kilbane invites you to join him for an evening sing along of Irish song, culture, and tradition every Thursday from August 3 for the months of August and September at the Plaza Hotel, Westport, starting at 9pm. In 2003 Phil Coulter considered Kilbane, “A diamond in the rough” and now James is a well known singer at home and abroad.
There's lots going on around Mayo in the next few weeks and there's something for everyone, so why not check out what's happening in our Community Diary.
There was great excitement and fun at Western Care’s St. Rita’s residential home, Claremorris, recently, when the six members of the Tuam-based super group, The Saw Doctors, visited to launch the 10th annual Kathleen Conneely Charity Walk on Clare Island for Western Care Association local services. The group’s evocative song, Clare Island, penned by Leo Moran and Dave Carlton, is an enduring anthem that evokes the idyllic beauty and scenery of Clew Bay and Clare Island and the peace experienced by all visitors to the area.
A group of students and staff from James Madison University, Virginia, USA, are due to arrive in Mayo today, Friday June 9 to take part in a summer study programme in collaboration with Lifelong Learning at GMIT Mayo, UCC and Waterways Ireland. The US group of three faculty members and 14 students majoring in biology, theatre and communications, are researching the cultural and environmental impact of water on our lives. As part of their studies and research they will take part in field trips and excursions right across Mayo in collaboration with staff on GMIT Outdoor Education degree programmes and the Lifelong Learning Department.