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Fine Gael Castlebar town councillor Ger Deere, has confirmed that the OPW has commenced works at a number of locations along the walls of the Castlebar town river which posed a serious threat to a number of buildings on Linenhall and Tucker Street.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Dep Michael Ring yesterday announced another major boost for tourism in Mayo when he announced €1,450,000 in funding for a greenway from Castlebar to the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough House. Minister of State Ring’s department will fund half of the money through the National Cycle Network Funding and welcoming the news he said, “This grant funding will be matched by Mayo County Council as the total costs of the project are €1,450,000 for the 8.8 km off road greenway along the banks of the Castlebar River from Newtown, Castlebar through the town centre and east to Turlough village and to the National Museum of Ireland located in Turlough House. With the funding already allocated by Fáilte Ireland for the Greenway project from Castlebar to Islandeady, this project will further enhance tourism infrastructure in Mayo and build on the success of the existing Greenway. Walking and cycling are popular pursuits for domestic and overseas tourists and with these extensions, the Greenway will, in my opinion, become a must visit destination for these activities. I am delighted with this announcement. This is good news for Castlebar and good news for the county,” concluded Minister Ring.
A second grant of €0.32 million by the BMW Regional Assembly under a European Regional Development Fund grant scheme for designated Gateways and Hub Towns has been paid towards the Castlebar town centre regeneration project, bringing the total paid to date to €0.65 million, which consists of the town centre regeneration and streetscape refurbishment along with the development of the river walk as an amenity corridor.
The commencement of dredging work in the Castlebar town river created a new spectator sport for locals this week as people stopped to stare at a number of diggers clambering up and down the main channels.
The collapse of parts of the Castlebar River bank has affected a number of business premises in the town and the matter has now been referred to the Office of Public Works for remedial work.
Castlebar Town Councillor Eugene McCormack said that the conviction of Mayo County Council in the District Court last week for a sewage leak into the Castlebar River was “unacceptable” and “embarrassing”, during a meeting of the Water Supply and Sewerage SPC this week.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) Castlebar has been declared a Green Campus by environmental body An Taisce in recognition of major improvements in energy conservation and recycling at the Castlebar campus in the past year.
Mayo County Council were convicted and fined at Castlebar District Court this week after summonses were issued by another government body against them. Under the Fisheries Act, the North Western Regional Fisheries Board brought proceedings against the council after deleterious waste matter was permitted to fall into the Castlebar River in January of this year. Mayo County Council pleaded guilty to the summons for the offence on January 24 of this year.