News in brief from around the county
Walker on Nephin Beg airlifted to hospital
A man walking the Western Way through the Nephin Beg mountains was airlifted to Mayo University Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Mayo Mountain Rescue was alerted to a walker who was experiencing chest pains and pains radiating out to his left arm and assembled its team and contacted the Coast Guard Helicopter, who had already been notified. The Mayo Mountain Rescue team was making its way to the site of the injured person when the team was informed that the Coast Guard had recached the casualty and was treating them, before they were airlifted to Mayo University Hospital.
Deere condemns theft of life-ring on Castlebar Greenway
Fine Gael Castlebar councillor Ger Deere has condemned the theft of a life-ring on the Greenway from Castlebar to Turlough House. In a social media post this week, Cllr Deere posted a photograph of the empty stand which held the life-ring and wrote: "The Greenway to Turlough between the first red bridge and where the big green fence starts; why anyone would take this is beyond belief. It is even written on it, 'A stolen buoy is a stolen life'. With more and more people outside since Covid and us trying to live an ‘outdoor summer’, more people will be taking to water, so this kind of behaviour is life threatening. If you see anyone interfering with this safety equipment, please contact An Garda Síochána and notify Water Safety Ireland immediately on www.watersafety.ie/buoys/ Annie May takes Cathaoirleach's chain in Ballina
Fianna Fáil councillor Annie May Reape is the new Cathaoirleach of the Ballina Municipal District for the coming year. The Fianna Fáil councillor was elected to the position at the Municipal District's AGM which took place on Wednesday morning in the Kennedy Glasgow Building, Ballina Quay. She takes over the role from Independent councillor Seamus Weir who has held the position for the past 12 months. Independent councillor Mark Duffy will be the Leas Cathaoirleach for the next year, after also being elected to the position.
Bohola Moy Davitts Club Annual: Request for articles and photos
Bohola Moy Davitts GAA club is delighted to launch the publication of a club annual in 2021. The first edition of the annual will focus on the formation of the club in 1974 and the success of the junior men’s team that year. There will also be extensive coverage of the various teams and activities taking place in the club in the current year, 2021. Any articles/photos you would like to be considered for the annual can be emailed to [email protected]. They are especially interested in any photos or memorabilia from 1974. Please note that all articles must be typed and all photos should be captioned as submissions can only be accepted by email this year.
Free dog dirt bags from Belmullet Tidy Towns
As part of their anti-dog-fouling campaign, Belmullet Tidy Towns have free dog-dirt-bag-holders to give away, and said: "They are very handy and they clip onto your dog’s lead. Please call (097 ) 20977 if you would like one. In order to protect the health of our dogs, our neighbours and local children, and to keep our community safe and clean, please remember to Scoop the Poop and Bag It, Bin It! Scaob an salachar! The refill bags are available in lots of places in Belmullet: The Discount Store, Main Street; Cuffe's Centra, Main Street; Langan's Discount Store, American Street; Castle Vets, American Street; and Erris Vet Clinic, The Docks. Please help us to keep Belmullet beautiful and Leave No Trace!"
Big prizes at Balla bingo
This Sunday will see €7,500 on offer in prizes at the latest Balla Bingo game. There will be two jackpot games totalling €2,250 on 45 calls. Get your bingo cards before noon on Sunday at www.balla.ie for a chance to win.