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A host of new events and festivals in Castlebar this year has helped to boost visitor numbers to the county town.
The long awaited Castlebar skate park has twice missed out on funding because both applications from the former Castlebar Town Council were “deemed invalid”.
The second meeting of the new Castlebar Municipal District saw the row over the potential construction of a 50-metre swimming pool for the town as opposed to a 25-metre pool, as had been approved by the former Castlebar Town Council, raise its head from the depths again.
Castlebar Chamber is hoping to boost visitor numbers and the local economy, by staging more events and developing tourism initiatives in the county town.
The 10th anniversary of the death of Liam Durkan will be marked this Saturday with a memorial walk around Lough Lannagh. The walk will get under way at 12 noon in the Lough Lannagh car park and there will be refreshments served in Castlebar Tennis Club afterwards. Liam was deeply involved with the Castlebar Tidy Towns Committee from 1997 until his death in 2004. Liam worked tirelessly on behalf of Castlebar on many projects including the redevelopment of Market Square, The Mall, and in particular the Lough Lannagh Enhancement project.
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, this week said the IDA had confirmed to him that it will to undertake a feasibility study to assess the possible construction of an advance factory in Castlebar in an effort to attract a new major industry to the town. Earlier this year the IDA had announced plans to build similar factories in Letterkenny, Athlone and Waterford. The absence of Castlebar from this list raised the ire of a Labour Castlebar Town Councillor, Harry Barrett who raised the issue at the March meeting of Castlebar Town Council.
Castlebar courthouse will be the setting for the launch by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny of a new book that documents the history of Castlebar from a very different angle.
A new project has been launched to give Castlebar’s town centre a ‘facelift’ by tackling the eyesore that is derelict and vacant buildings.
Making sure Castlebar presents the right image is something that is essential to attracting industry and investment to the town, according to Joanne Grehan, CEO of the Mayo County Enterprise Board. Ms Grehan was speaking at last week’s Castlebar Town Council meeting, where she told the members that she was in constant contact with Northgate over the start up of their new enterprise in Castlebar, but it was important that Castlebar is portrayed in a positive light as it’s being constantly monitored by potential investors. “There have been a few things out of anyone’s control in the town that were not the kind of publicity we would hope for, such as the IBAL survey results. These are the kind of things that are being looked at by the investors.”
More attention needs to be paid to businesses and industry in the middle tier of employers in the county, Castlebar Town Council was told last week. Tom Canavan on behalf of Castlebar Chamber of Commerce gave the council a wide ranging and comprehensive presentation about job creation.