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Recent reports that the pub trade is clawing its way back from a near 10 year decline will be welcome news for town centres. The hardest years for the industry were between 2007-2012 when some 950 pubs closed throughout Ireland. Even at its lowest point the industry was still providing over €2 billion in quietly received VAT and excise receipts to the State.
No sooner had Ireland’s impressive Euro 2016 campaign come to an end in sweltering Lyon, but I was looking for another bandwagon to hop on. Iceland’s plucky unbeaten run through the group stage had already caught my eye and after their deserved win against England on Monday night it was decided, the Nordic republic would have my full support.
The Pontoon Bridge Hotel is located on the main Castlebar to Ballina road (R310), on the shores of Lough Conn and Lough Cullen, approximately 6km west of Foxford. The hotel occupies a dramatic and tranquil setting located in a popular tourist location of north Mayo. The hotel's nearby town Foxford is situated on the banks of the River Moy, nestled between the Ox and Nephin mountains and is an established fishing and tourist destination.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has said this week that €480,000 funding is being sought to build a flood barrier at Bachelors Walk in Ballina to prevent flooding from the River Moy. The news comes following a meeting of Deputy Mulherin, Junior Minister with Special responsibility for the OPW Simon Harris, and Mayo County Council officials.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin said this week that she has received an assurance from Irish Water that the proposed new waste water treatment plant in Foxford will be flood protected. Deputy Mulherin has welcomed the decision by Irish Water to review its flood design assumptions for the new plant in light of the recent flooding that put the current sewerage plant in Foxford out of operation.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week confirmed that the cabinet had approved €2 millon for the proposed Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina. The centre which will be built in Victoria House in Ballina, Mary Robinson’s birthplace on the banks of the River Moy, will be Ireland’s first Presidential Archive. Mayo County Council had provided an initial €1.5 million package to purchase the house and included the site next door and the construction of a new annex on the site
Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has received confirmation from Irish Water this week that it has approved the replacement of the problematic water mains in the town centre of Ballina, which is an estimated €700,000 investment.
Whether you are an experienced hill walker or someone who just enjoys a casual stroll, Foxford is the place to be next weekend. Foxford Walking Festival takes place on Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, with this year’s festival coinciding with Foxford Riverfest which will provide a wide range of entertainment over the weekend. The Walking Festival comprises six organised walks led by experienced leaders. The walks are graded hard, moderate and easy to suit all levels of fitness. Appropriate clothing and footwear is, however, required.
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