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A study by start-up CUSP into the volumes of single-use plastic packaging waste generated in Mayo has identified hotspots in terms of volumes, which, it said, if given priority, would see significant reductions in the amounts generated in the county each year.
Irish Water and Mayo County Council have reminded customers on Achill Island and the adjacent mainland which is supplied by the public water supply, that the 'do not consume' notice remains in place on the water supply.
Residents of and visitors to Achill Island reminded that do not consume notice continues on water supply
Irish Water and Mayo County Council would like to remind customers on Achill Island and the adjacent mainland which is supplied by the public water supply, that the Do Not Consume notice remains in place on the water supply.
In midsummer 1910 the artists Paul Henry and his wife Grace crossed the bridge into Achill Island, on the west coast of Co Mayo. They were both competent artists, but for Henry Achill was to be his great inspiration, leading to a style and an interpretation of the west of Ireland landscape that was to make him famous, and his work instantly recognisable.
Achill Island, one of the most spectacular and the largest of our islands off the Irish west coast, was the romantic love-nest for a passionate affair between the British novelist Graham Greene and Catherine Walston the vivacious American wife of millionaire British MP Harry (later Lord) Walston in the late 1940s.
John F Deane, the Achill-born author and founder of Poetry Ireland, will be the special guest at the outdoor launch of ACHILL PAINTERS: An Island History, at 3pm on Saturday, August 1 in Dooagh, Achill.
Helping people to stay at home became the new role of Local Link Mayo rural transport services, following the outbreak of coronavirus in Ireland. In response to Covid-19, Local Link Mayo quickly commenced offering a collect and deliver service from pharmacies and local shops for passengers, delivering critical medical supplies and meals to the elderly, the vulnerable and sick within rural areas throughout the county.
We seem to have passed the next test, in that last weekend we had the re-opening of the farmers’ markets, we had the opening of shops selling gardening stuff, electrical shops, car repair shops etc, all of which has added to the feeling that somehow we are battling through this coronavirus and that we are coming out of it.
If you are in need of some light relief and entertainment after weeks of election talk, then the hilarious musical - 9 to 5 - will provide the perfect antidote.
The Green Party in Mayo have never really made a dent when the votes have been counted up in general elections in the past; going back over the past five general elections in the county the party have been able to muster a total of just 3,082 first preference votes - the single best performance by a candidate for the party in those elections came back in 1997 when Ann Crowley got 938 number ones or 1.5 per cent of the total.