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Ballroom of Romance director revisits Ballycroy

Film Mayo was delighted to have internationally renowned film director Pat O’Connor as its special guest for the launch of Film Mayo, which took place before Christmas. Pat has a very special relationship with Mayo since filming The Ballroom of Romance in Ballycroy in the early eighties. He has very fond memories of his time in Mayo, particularly the warmth of the people in Ballycroy. The reason that Pat agreed to be the special guest at the launch of Film Mayo was because of the affection he holds in his heart for Mayo. During his recent visit Pat talked of how shooting in Mayo was a very special time for him and one of the most fulfilling experiences that he has ever had film-making.

How do you see Straide in five years’ time?

This is the question the people of Straide are asking themselves. Straide is currently involved in the Community Futures Programme to create a five-year Community Development Plan for the area.

Development levy cut in Westmeath

At this week’s monthly meeting of Westmeath County Council, councillors welcomed a proposed minimum 25 per cent cut in development levies across the county.

Mayo County Council turns small revenue surplus on year

Mayo County Council recorded a surplus of €239,866 on its revenue account for 2011 according to its annual financial statement which was adopted at this week’s meeting of the council. The surplus was recorded on a turnover of €147 million last year. County manager Peter Hynes told the meeting: “We’re under significant pressure and it is good to have made a small surplus in a tough year, a lot of organisations would like to be in this position.”

Meet West Initiative to connect more than 300 west of Ireland companies

The Meet West initiative, which was launched last week, will be the largest business development event in the west in 2011. It is a collaborative effort of four local authorities, three county enterprise boards, the enterprise development agencies, and chambers of commerce in the Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon region.

Positive stirrings at County Development Board seminar in ‘Comer

There were a number of positive signals arising from the recent County Development Board Seminar on Economic and Employment issues, held last week at the Castlecomer Discovery Park.

Legendary star of the silver screen Maureen O’ Hara visits Kilkenny

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The much-loved Irish actress Maureen O’Hara was in Kilkenny this week for the launch of the Kilkenny Age-Friendly County Strategy, in the Ormonde Hotel on Tuesday afternoon.

Training scheme in Ballyheane

South West Mayo Development Company and the County Development Board, together with the Ballyheane community, are running a new training course for women within the Ballyheane area. This is a wonderful opportunity for women who are thinking of returning to education or employment.

Extra machinery and salt storage procured for winter weather

Extra machinery to clear snow and extra salt storage have been accrued with NRA funding in order to deal with the possibility of severe winter weather in the county, according to director of services Joe Beirne.

Comhairle na nÓg holds AGM

Westmeath Comhairle na nÓg held their AGM on Wednesday October 27 in Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar to a large gathering of over 80 young people representing schools and clubs throughout County Westmeath. The AGM was hosted by Westmeath Co Co and facilitated by the Midland Regional Youth Services. The proceedings were presided over by a group of young people who spent the last two months planning and developing the structure of the day.


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