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Young Mayo artist Hetty Lawlor – an 18-year old from Kilmeena, near Westport, and a former pupil at the local Sacred Heart School – has returned from Japan after attending the 19th International High School Arts Festival in Tokyo at which her prize-winning entry in this year's 64th Texaco Children's Art Competition was displayed.
Swinford St Patrick's Day parade
Swinford indoor market
It was another busy weekend around the courses of the county and this weekend promises another busy weekend as the Winter season kicks into gear.
In only a matter of days, the first of 86 weary, desperate, human beings will arrive in Mayo as refugees from war ravaged Syria. That figure is made up of 20 families, of which sadly, more than 40 are young children forced to live a life that no child should ever know. They are escaping a complex war being fought by President Bashar al-Assad's government, Syrian rebel groups, ISIL, and foreign allies on both sides. That Mayo is one of only eight counties taking part in this resettlement programme should come as no surprise. Our county's history of reaching out to and accommodating suffering populations is a trait of which we can be proud.
The Junior School Warden service is designed to provide safe crossing facilities in the vicinity of primary schools in provincial towns and villages where a 50km/h speed limit applies adjacent to the school. The Junior School Warden scheme has been operating in Ireland since 1969. Its continued success is due to the dedication, hard work, and co-operation of all involved in its implementation, including Garda trainers, school principals, local authorities, and most importantly, the pupils themselves.