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More than half a million in outdoor recreation funding announced for Mayo walks under new national strategy

Fri, Dec 02, 2022


Three Mayo projects are to share €540k in funding announced for the county this week under the newly published National Outdoor Recreation Strategy.

The strategy - called Embracing Ireland's Outdoors and the first of its kind for the country - was developed by the Government in partnership with Comhairle na Tuaithe and will see a major investment in outdoor recreation facilities with a focus on hiking, cycling, wild swimming, kayaking, and other outdoor recreational activities.


Celtic are last men standing in Junior Cup

Oisin Mullin

Castlebar Celtic are the only Mayo side left standing in the FAI Junior Cup after round four of the competition last weekend. ...


Huge turnout for Mayo PPN community information evening and county plenary

Mayo Civil Defence volunteers pictured at a ceremony in Croke Park this week, attended by the Minister for Defence & Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, who paid special tribute to Civil Defence volunteers and officers for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. The volunteers each received a special Covid-19 medal for undertaking duties during the height of the pandemic.

The evening included presentations from Community Finance Ireland, Creative Ireland Programme, The Community Section, Mayo County Council, and information and updates from Mayo PPN. The meeting was opened by PPN Resource Worker, Mary Costello, who ...


€25 million investment in further education announced for Castlebar

Wrens of the Curragh

Castlebar has moved a step closer this week to hosting a College of the Future. Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education and Training Board has been approved to press ahead with the next phase of proposal development for a state of the art further education ...

Health & Lifestyle

Hotel Newport - Great value within easy reach

Hotel Newport.

As the evenings close in, and our spare time is limited to the standard weekend, with maybe an extra day thrown in if we are lucky, I always prefer to look for a short break in a destination that can be reached in little more than an hour. ...


Ballina 2023 announce events programme for 2023

The Queen Street Ensemble who will be at the Linenhall tonight

Events to include Macnas Parade, RHA West Exhibition, Youth and Sports programme and Music Events and Community Events Fund to support local community based events to mark 300th Anniversary. ...


Opel and Mondello Park in new road safety partnership

Managing director of Mondello Park, Roddy Greene, pictured with Richard Dillon, head of retail sales at Opel Ireland.

Opel Ireland has partnered with Mondello Park to launch the ‘2022 Early-Drive’ road safety programme. ...


Churches still feel the impact of the pandemic

Lest we think that the implications of the pandemic are items of the past, maintained on video for retelling in some future decade's episodes of Reeling In the Years, there are still many walks of life that have felt the blow of the lockdown and ...


RTB data “sadly unsurprising” - IPAV

Pat Davitt, IPAV Chief Executive

Responding to the latest RTB (Residential Tenancies Board) data showing the number of termination notices received by the organisation in the first half of this year rose by 58pc compared with the latter half of 2021, IPAV, the Institute of ...


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