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For the second year in a row Ballina has been selected by the Heritage Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to receive funding under the Historic Towns Initiative (HTI).
Ballina based Independent Cllr Mark Duffy has asked for the public to weigh in and have a discussion about potentially pedestrianising parts of Ballina town for a trial period.
The Other Voices music festival which took place in Ballina at the tail end of February, saw an economic benefit of around €1.5 million in the town, it was revealed this week. The festival was headlined by David Gray and Elbow who played in St Michael’s Church in Ballina, with numerous other acts performing in venues across the town. The event was live streamed and featured in the Other Voices television show recently broadcast on RTÉ.
A Mayo based team of skilled machinists who are used to making costumes for community festivals, dramas and musicals, have changed their focus to making masks and gowns that can be worn by the community volunteers and healthcare workers providing vital services at this time.
The Ballina Salmon Festival is to be postponed - it has been announced by the Committee - following on from the Government directive this week that all major public gatherings will not take place this summer and that events with crowds of more than 5,000 will not be licensed up to the end of August.
Hopeful for an end to the Covid-19 crisis, Ballina-based Davy’s Lawnmower and Tool Hire Centre is preparing for a return to normal working with its purchase of five new Komatsu excavators to add to their construction equipment fleet.
Plans were announced last Friday for a significant redevelopment project which will see €10m invested in Ballina Town Centre. The project will involve input and investment by both public and private sectors and will include:
Independent Cllr Seamus Weir twice this week expressed his disappointment at the allocation of only €50,000 by Transport Infrastructure Ireland for the proposed Ballina Bypass. He hit out at the allocation at the Roads Strategic Policy Committee meeting as well as at the Ballina Municipal District.
Other Voices in partnership with Mayo County Council this week announced the final element of the line-up for the TV recording element of the Other Voices weekend.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, is set to commence works to replace problematic water mains in Ballina which will reduce high levels of leakage, ensure a more secure supply of drinking water and a better quality of drinking water for local residents and businesses who have been affected by frequent bursts and outages.