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Midsummer barbecue in Ballina

Councillor Mary Kelly, mayor of Ballina, has just announced details of the annual Mayor’s charity event. This year, instead of the Mayor’s Ball, Cllr Kelly is hosting a Mayor’s Midsummer Barbecue, which will take place on Friday June 11 from 6pm to 9pm at the Glasgow Kennedy House, The Quay.

Castlebar athlete jumps towards European Youth Olympics

Sally Rose Maughan, a member of Castlebar AC, jumped longer than the qualifying level of 5m 80 for the Long Jump event at the European Youth Olympic trials when she competed at the Leevale AC open sports in Cork recently. Her jump of 5m 86 is well inside the qualifying standard for the European trials and sees her eligible for selection as part of the Irish Youth team for the event. The trials will take place in Moscow, Russia on May 21 to 23. A European team will be selected from these trials to compete at the World Youth Olympic games to be held in Singapore in August. Sally also won gold in the individual long jump and 300m events and silver in the 60m sprint - in a personal best of 7.95 seconds - at the National Juvenile Indoor Athletics Championships held in Nenagh recently.

Rising stars of song and dance for Ballina Arts Centre

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Some of the best rising stars of song and dance will be showcased at a variety show style evening in the TF Royal Theatre on April 30. Five nationally and internationally acclaimed local performing arts companies have joined forces to stage the concert to help raise funds for Ballina’s new arts centre and theatre. The evening will include Irish dance, hip hop, traditional music, songs from the musicals, and swing performed by members of the Sylvan Kelly School of Dance, Aine Egan’s Danceworld, The All Star Academy under the direction of Lavinia Gilmartin, Michael Slater, and Patrick Lacken, The Bofield Céílí Band, and Cheryl Nolan and the Lambe Academy. All of the groups are based in Ballina but draw artists and students from throughout Mayo and south Sligo.

Hollister ULC to create a number of high tech positions in R&D and engineering

A Galway-based recruitment agency is handling a campaign by Hollister ULC to recruit a number of key research and development, engineering, and manufacturing positions for its facility in Mayo.

Spring clean your house with help from Loftus Recycling

When it comes to domestic and commercial waste and recycling services, Loftus Recycling has it all covered. Loftus Recycling cater for all types of customers; in fact the company’s customer base varies from individual domestic customers using prepaid bags, right up to commercial/industrial clients who require 40 cubic yard skips.

Tributes paid to recently deceased parents of councillors

The monthly meeting of Mayo County Council was adjourned this week, as a mark of respect to two of the elected members of the council whose parents died recently. Glowing tributes were paid to both Mr Michael Mulherin, father of Ballina-based Councillor Michelle Mulherin and Angela O’Brien, mother of south-Mayo Cllr Patsy O’Brien.

Cooke calls for Mayor to give up allowance

Ballina Town Council’s annual budget meeting wound up earlier this week with Progressive Democrat Town Councillor Tommy Cooke calling on the Mayor of the town to give up the annual allowance allocated to her. This year’s budget for Ballina Town Council has a figure of €13,000 allocated for the Mayor’s expenses over the course of the year, but Cllr Cooke wondered would it be better for the town in the current economic climate if the Mayor didn’t take up this allowance. “On my own behalf when and if I become Mayor of the town, due to the current economic situation I would hand back the €13,000 that has been allocated for the Mayor’s expenses and I hope that all of you would consider this,” stated Cooke.

O’Mahony welcomes joint policing committee in Ballina

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has described the imminent establishment of a joint policing committee in Ballina as a hugely significant development for the town. A public meeting will be held in the town shortly at which details of the committee will be outlined.

New year line up excels at the Linenhall

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Open mic at the Linenhall; poetry, prose and more

Heart charity appoints nurse for Mayo

Heart charity Croí, the west of Ireland’s cardiology foundation, in collaboration with HSE West’s Mayo Primary, Community, and Continuing Care, has announced the appointment of Ballina nurse Ailish Houlihan to lead an innovative, community based, cardiovascular disease prevention programme for County Mayo. The programme, which will be known as Heart Smart Mayo, will integrate with the primary care teams in Mayo, identifying and targeting those most at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.


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