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WEEE Ireland collection days in Ballyhaunis and Belmullet

WEEE Ireland is beginning 2017 with a number of public collection days, for the people of Mayo. In an effort to make it as easy as possible for householders in Mayo to recycle their electrical and battery waste, WEEE Ireland, will be hosting a collection day in both Belmullet and Ballyhaunis on Saturday, March 25, where any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted free of charge.

Cloud of sadness over Blacksod

An operation to recover the three missing crew members of the Rescue 116 helicopter, which crashed into the sea off Blacksod in the early hours of Tuesday morning, is continuing this morning.

Recovery mission continues in Blacksod

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An operation to recover the three missing crew members of the Rescue 116 helicopter, which crashed into the sea off Blacksod in the early hours of Tuesday morning, was continuing yesterday afternoon, as this paper went to print. Captain Dara Fitzpatrick (45), who was recovered in a critical condition on Tuesday morning after the crash, passed away in hospital later on Tuesday. Ms Fitzpatrick, a mother of a three-year-old son, was spotted in the sea by the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter at daybreak on Tuesday and was picked up by the Achill based lifeboat and brought ashore.

Man airlifted to hospital following workplace accident in Belmullet

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A man was airlifted from Belmullet to Galway University Hospital on Monday afternoon following a workplace accident in the town. The man was believed to be working on the Belmullet sewarage scheme when the accident happend when a trench collapsed on him at  Sraid An Pharasigh in the town. 

New €9m Belmullet Sewerage Scheme is ahead of schedule

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Irish Water said this week that it was "delighted" with the pace of work on the €9 million Belmullet Sewerage Scheme contract. The project, which commenced on the ground in June of this year, is ahead of schedule and when completed will remove Belmullet from the list of 44 towns nationally where wastewater is discharged untreated.

Dramatic photo exhibition of Erris in Ballycroy

A new exhibition from photographer Amelia Stein will run in Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre. Precipice explores the breathtaking coastline of Dún Chaocháin in the beautiful barony of Erris. 

Mayo have learned some hard lessons along the way to get here

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This Mayo team have never shirked away from a challenge, they have shown over the past six years they will give it their all. After having to swallow the bitter taste of defeat for the first time in the Connacht championship in more than half a decade against Galway they faced some hard truths. Cillian O'Connor recounted some of those sessions in the lead up to Sunday's All Ireland semifinal against Tipperary last week. "It wasn't enjoyable, it's not easy to go through things when they have gone wrong but you have to just face up to them, you can't hide away and hope they fix themselves so we just got back training," the Ballintubber ace recalled.

More than 1,000 local people to benefit from Irish Water’s new €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet

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Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, today began construction on a new €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet, Co Mayo, which will benefit more than 1,000 local people and visitors to the area.

Stunning sea views in Blacksod

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This striking property set on an elevated site of approximately 0.55 of an acre located in the scenic area of Blacksod, Belmullet, Co Mayo, enjoys stunning sea views of Blacksod Bay and Achill Island.

Sail from Erris to Achill this summer

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Geraghty Charters has commenced new boat trips in the Erris and Achill regions this week offering a unique way to explore this corner of the Wild Atlantic Way in northwest Mayo. Every Friday from July 8, the Nóirín Bán will depart Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) at 10.30am and arrive in Doogort (Dumha Goirt), Achill Island before 11am. This boat trip allows visitors and locals to explore lovely Achill Island by foot, bike, or even pony and trap. (The road distance from Blacksod to Doogort is almost 100km and can take 1.5 hours to drive.)

 

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