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Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, has welcomed the news that the N5 Westport to Turlough road project will go toe-Tender for the procurement of a main contractor.
The Mayo Genealogy Group is working on a new project to celebrate 101 extraordinary Mayo people.
Féile na Tuaithe, the Turlough family festival celebrating rural life, is returning this summer after a gap of three years.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Dep Michael Ring yesterday announced another major boost for tourism in Mayo when he announced €1,450,000 in funding for a greenway from Castlebar to the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough House. Minister of State Ring’s department will fund half of the money through the National Cycle Network Funding and welcoming the news he said, “This grant funding will be matched by Mayo County Council as the total costs of the project are €1,450,000 for the 8.8 km off road greenway along the banks of the Castlebar River from Newtown, Castlebar through the town centre and east to Turlough village and to the National Museum of Ireland located in Turlough House. With the funding already allocated by Fáilte Ireland for the Greenway project from Castlebar to Islandeady, this project will further enhance tourism infrastructure in Mayo and build on the success of the existing Greenway. Walking and cycling are popular pursuits for domestic and overseas tourists and with these extensions, the Greenway will, in my opinion, become a must visit destination for these activities. I am delighted with this announcement. This is good news for Castlebar and good news for the county,” concluded Minister Ring.
A presentation of the proposed route for the N5 Westport to Turlough Road Project will be held in the Westport Civic Office on Tuesday June 12, the Museum of Country Life, Turlough on Wednesday June 13 and Lough Lannagh Holiday Village on Thursday June 14 from 2pm to 8pm. All individuals and interested parties are invited to attend.
The total visitor figures to the four sites of the National Museum of Ireland (one of which is in Turlough) for 2011 was 1,096,027, which was not only a 10 per cent increase on 2010 but also the highest figure ever for visits to the museum. However, visitor numbers to the Museum of County Life in Turlough were down slightly on 2010.
A new temporary exhibition Straw, Hay and Rushes will open in the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, next week and will showcase the great ingenuity of people in using everyday materials to make objects for use about the house and farm.