Meeting in Belmullet about property tax

A public meeting about the property tax will take place in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet on Thursday April 18 at 8.30pm.

The informative talk will discuss how to lawfully oppose the property tax. All welcome.

Claremorris notes

Claremorris Family Resource Centre’s AGM will take place on Monday April 15 at 8pm in the centre on James Street. All are welcome to attend.

Claremorris Men’s Shed is now open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. The shed is based at The Square, Claremorris – beside the Bog Oak Centre. For further information contact (094 ) 9377838 or (087 ) 2748425.

The Friday Friends Social and Support Group meet every Friday from 2pm to 4pm.

Successful Good Friday walk

The Good Friday walk in the Caltra, Castlemagarrett, and Crossboyne area of Claremorris supporting two Kenyan families was a wonderful success. Walk donations amounted to €1,450.

If you did not have the opportunity to take part in the walk and would like to make a contribution towards the upkeep of the families you can do so through PayPal on the website or by lodging directly into the Kenyan Projects bank account at AIB Claremorris.

Westport Civic Trust talk

The final lecture in this current programme of Westport Civic Trust talks will be AD664: the Year of Living Dangerously and will be given by Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín on Tuesday April 16 at 8pm in The Atlantic Coast Hotel.

In this talk, Professor Ó Cróinín, of NUI Galway, will tell the fascinating story of what happened in AD664, and why the events of that year were so important in shaping the political and religious history not only of Ireland but also of England and Scotland - and even the Continent.

Entry is €5 for non-members and more details may be had from Pip Murphy on 087 266 3423.

Family table quiz

A fun family table quiz will take place in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, on Sunday April 14.

Registration from 2pm, quiz starts at 3pm. €20 per team (max six members per team ). Raffle prizes on the day. All proceeds in aid of the local Childline unit.

Brain injury support group

The next meeting of the BRI group will be on Monday April 15 in Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Tucker St, Castlebar, from 7.30pm to 9pm. The support group is for people who have experienced a brain injury through a fall, car accident, or a stroke.

Charlestown walk

Take part in the Charlestown 8KM walk/run/jog on Sunday April 14 at 2pm. €10 per participant, under 12s go free.

Registration taken from 12.30pm at Happy Feet Creche and Preschool. Raffle and refreshments there after. Proceeds raised go towards the community creche and playschool.

Indoor Car boot sale

Foxford Leisure Centre is holding its next indoor car boot sale on Sunday April 14 from 10am to 3pm.

If you are interested in having a stall at this event, phone 094 925 7684 to book a table for only €10 or just pop in for a great bargain. Tea/coffee provided.

Charity night of Irish music, culture, and craic

A night of Irish music, culture, and craic will take place in Hotel Westport on Saturday April 13 at 8pm in aid of local children with cystic fibrosis.

The night is being organised by Feile Tir na nOg to raise funds for the children's cystic fibrosis ward in Mayo General Hospital.

Tickets are just €10 and are available from Keith Martin on 086 069 1182 or Michael Campbell on 087 692 5313 and are also available from the offices of Westport Radio on James Street on 098 24000.

Cookery demonstration

Moran’s Butchers and Deli of Market Street, Ballina, in conjunction with Bord Bia, will hold its fourth cookery demonstration and food fair on Tuesday April 16 in Hotel Ballina with doors opening at 7pm.

The proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to two Ballina schools, The Quay National School and Rehins National School.

Cookery demonstration and food fair tickets are available at €12 and can be bought from Moran’s Butchers and Deli, Market Street, Carr’s Supermarket, Ardnaree Market, Breda’s Hair Salon, and both schools.

Disco in Breaffy

A Back to the 80s Pink Ribbon disco with DJ Henry McGlade will be held at Breaffy GAA Club House on Saturday April 13 at 9.30pm.

Kilmaine Village Enhancement

An information evening on composting will be given by Sharon Cameron, environmental officer with Mayo County Council, in the community centre on Monday April 15 at 7.30pm.

Fundraiser for Motor Neurons

Billy McGowan (Billy the Kid ) from Foxford is currently suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. With great determination Billy has organised a charity night in the Mayfly Hotel, Foxford, on Saturday April 13 to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Ireland.

Doors open at 9pm. Billy will DJ the event. There will be spot prizes on the night. Tickets for sale at the door. Cost is €5.

Table quiz

Mount St Michael Claremorris parents association will hold a table quiz in the Dalton Inn on Friday April 19 at 9pm.

Tables of four, €20. There will be a raffle and great spot prizes on the night.


The AGM of the Erris Branch of IWA will be held in the IWA Centre Logmore on Thursday April 18 at 7.30pm.

Anyone interested in getting involved in this active branch is very welcome to come along on the night.

MIA seminar

Mayo Intercultural Action is holding a public seminar on their Different Together project on Wednesday April 17 in GMIT, Castlebar from 11am to 1pm. This is an opportunity to come along and learn about this integration initiative which aimed to build the capacity of migrants to become actively involved in their local communities, to promote integration and to develop sustainable communities in Mayo.

The seminar will include presentations from the project participants, the project evaluator Josephine Lally will present findings on the outcomes of the project and there will be an input from Therese Ruane, a founder of Mayo Intercultural Action and promoter of migrants’ rights and integration.

Volunteers needed for station

Claremorris Community Radio is looking for new volunteers to help at the station. Full training is given to aspiring producers and presenters. There are many varying roles that volunteers can fill at the station and everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Gordon Campbell on 087 063 7637 or email [email protected]

ISPCC is looking for volunteers

ISPCC Mayo is recruiting volunteers. It has volunteer opportunities across different areas and would like to invite people to go along to its recruitment morning on Saturday April 13 at 11am.

This will take place in the Castlebar office in the N5 Business Park on the Moneen Road. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided to successful applicants. For more information contact Fiona on 094 902 5254 or email [email protected]

Family Centre courses

A seminar about talking to children about death and loss will take place in the Family Centre, Castlebar, on Wednesday April 17 at 7pm and the facilitator is Finn McCarthy. Further information on 094 902 5900.

The Family Centre will also offer a support group for young adults aged between 18 and 30 who are affected by death through suicide. The next date it will be held will be April 18 from 8pm to 10pm. Contact the centre prior to booking on 094 902 5900.

Personal Best Programme

This eight-week (two hours a week ) ) training course for unemployed people will commence in Swinford on Monday April 22 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The course covers topics such as exploring self esteem, stress management, motivation skills, embracing change, and setting realistic goals which will help you reach your personal best in 2013.

Course is free. Places are limited and must be pre-booked by contacting Dolores McNicholas at 094 925 6745 or 087 770 4251.

Anam Cara talk

Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and families, is hosting a bereavement talk in Galway. This event on May 1 gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges families have to face into after the death of their son or daughter.

This event is free and open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death.

Anam Cara Galway holds parent evenings on the first Wednesday of each month between September and June. To find out more visit RSVP to attend this event: [email protected] before Monday April 29 or call 01 404 5378.

Foróige meeting

A meeting to start a new Foróige club is taking place in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford, on Tuesday April 16 at 8pm. This meeting is for volunteers interested in becoming a leader and for parents who would like to enrol their sons and daughters into the club.

Foróige clubs engage young people to run the club meetings, plan activities, and take a leading role in community development. Members are offered the chance to participate in Foróige programmes such as leadership, citizenship, health and wellbeing, and NFTE.

All volunteers are trained and supported by a professional youth worker.


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