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There is a swirl of wonderful wordiness and lively debate in Westport today and continuing all weekend for the fifth annual Rolling Sun Book Festival.
Although the prized Blue Flag is no longer flying over scenic Bertra Beach at the foot of Croagh Patrick, things are finally starting to look up again at one of the county’s favourite bathing spots.
Mayo County Council has estimated that it will cost €4.5 million to clean up and repair the damage caused to the county’s coastline by the recent storms. That money will repair and replace damaged public infrastructure along the seaboard, however it is feared that cost could be much more in time. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Michéal McNamara said at Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council: “Judging visually, by the coasts in Clare and Galway and the amount of money they are looking for, I think our estimates on the work required is a little bit low at €4.5 million. Going around Achill itself, I would have estimated to get the place back to normal again would be costing about €2 million.”
The stormy conditions which have been battering the county continue today (Monday) but look set to abate later this week.
Twelve out of 15 beaches in Mayo were found to have good bathing water quality according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and all 15 were found to meet the mandatory values as set out by the EU.
Bathing waters in the county achieved ‘good’ status in The Environmental Protection Agency’s Quality of Bathing Water in Ireland report.
Better coastal planning is required in Mayo in order to protect some of the county’s most attractive beaches and coastline areas which are under threat from coastal erosion, particularly in Clew Bay and along the Mullet Peninsula.
Parents of secondary school children have been asked to supervise their children by a senior council official following incidents of public concern at Mayo beaches.
The first triathlon to be held in Westport will take place on May 29 starting at 9.30am.
Any runners celebrating their performance at an event in recent weeks might like to look away now as Westport Athletic Club this week pays tribute to one of its many fine athletes.