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Mayo towns approved for funding in visitor drive

Fáilte Ireland’s has just issued new tourism guidelines suggesting that telling the story of Co. Mayo’s towns and turning them into compelling historic places of interest can encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more - and funding has now been approved for a number of Mayo towns to develop the iniative. The insight is contained in Fáilte Ireland’s new Historic Towns in Ireland Guidelines - a practical guide to how Irish towns can maximise their tourism potential.

Drunk man drove off from collision

A Polish man, who was over the limit when he collided with two cars, was convicted of drink driving at Ballina District Court this week.

Drunk man crashed car into wall

A man who, when drunk, crashed his car into a wall, was disqualified from driving for three years this week at Ballina District Court.

Day for Life Mass TV broadcast from Ballina

A special Mass celebrating a Day for Life will be broadcast live on RTÉ 1 from St Patrick’s Cathedral in Ballina on Sunday October 3 at 11.15am. The theme for this year’s Day for Life is the meaning of Christian death and care for those who are dying.

Lively debate and cultural insights to benefit Castlebar

The county town will this month benefit from the moving of the annual Humbert School to Castlebar from Ballina, which will inject much needed tourism to the town. The school will also boost the Killala economy during the three day event.

Man drove while almost four times over the limit

A 49-year-old man, who was detected driving while almost four times over the legal limit, was disqualified from driving for three years at Ballina District Court this week.

Killala girl part of Irish squad in European championships final

Killala soccer star Aileen Gilroy is part of the Republic of Ireland side that made it through to the UEFA u17 European Championships final this week. Ireland beat Germany 1-0 in the semi-final in Nyon in Switzerland on Tuesday. They will now face off against Spain in the final European Championships final on Saturday at 12.30pm. For soccer fans looking to see the game, it will be broadcast live on Eurosport. By making it all the way to the final the Irish girls have booked their place in next year’s FIFA u18 World Cup which will take place in Trinidad and Tobago.

Ross beach bathing test failure no surprise

The failure of Ross beach in Killala to meet the required EU bathing water standards comes as no surprise according to Fine Gael councillor Jarlath Munnelly who said it was a direct result of the failure to provide a sewage treatment in the town. Apart from Ross beach in Killala, there was good news for the vast majority of the beaches in Mayo which were included in the report. There were 15 Mayo beaches in the county tested, with Ross beach being the only one to come in with a poor result. Old Head in Louisburgh had a sufficient water quality status, while the 13 others in many of the tourist hotspots in the county were all found to have a good standard of water quality.

Shirtless drunk man held up traffic

A man who was found drunk and topless, roaring and shouting in the middle of the road after a night out, was before Ballina District Court this week for being threatening and abusive.

Ballina man was angry after his drinking was interfered with

A man who, while intoxicated, refused to leave the vicinity of a house where he was drinking, was before Ballina District Court on Tuesday.


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