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Any one of the hundreds of people who have taken part in the annual Clare Island 10k run/walk in aid of Cancer Care West, understand what makes it such a unique event.
This year’s Clare Island 10K takes place on Saturday April 18, and a limited number of places are still available.
Come to Louisburgh on Saturday September 14 for the Festival of the Pirate Queen.
Gathering events happening in your area in the coming few days:
The Mayo County Council has reached an agreement with An Taisce that beaches at Dooega and on Clare Island which get relatively little use will have lifeguard cover at the weekends only. Martin Keating, acting director of services for Mayo County Council, was giving a report on the Blue Flags awarded to beaches in Mayo. He told the meeting that in order to keep a Blue Flag a beach must have an adequate number of life guards on duty, but with some beaches having very low usage there was a difficulty in life-guarding them. Therefore the council came to an agreement with An Taisce for this summer season to have lifeguards on duty at Dooega and Clare Island at weekends only, but both beaches would be monitored and re-assessed at the year end with the other beaches.
Financially speaking, we may still be in the mire but in terms of diversionary goings-on at least, it has certainly been an eventful week. First off, the 60/40 yes vote in favour of the compact fiscal treaty (68 per cent result in Mayo) - the highest outside of Dublin), quickly killed off any talk of a government in crisis, with attention once more commandeered by the magical resurfacing of Big Phil ‘water charges’ Hogan.
Clare Island joined the speedy end of the broadband world recently with a brand new wireless network built to provide high speed Internet access to residents. Local Mayo broadband company WestNet built the network which covers the harbour area and the eastern side of the Island.
When Westport first won the Tidy Towns competition just after the turn of the century the win was greeted with huge celebration. Last Monday evening the news that the town had won the overall competition for the third time this decade, and for the second time in three years, was celebrated with as much gusto by all involved.