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Westport branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann held its annual AGM recently and reflected on a very successful year in 2012 with a host of well supported events and activities. The branch is looking forward to the year ahead and has big plans for 2013. The annual Comhaltas Buffet Ceili will be held in The Castlecourt Hotel tonight (Friday January 18).
History will be made in Castlebar on Sunday May 2 and women everywhere are being asked to play, or more precisely, run, jog or walk their part. The first ever west of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon is attracting 2,500 participants plus supporters, family, and friends to Mayo’s county town. Indeed the organisers hope that the event will become a firm and much loved fixture on Ireland’s athletics calendar.
The Westport area is under the spotlight this week with this area being one to watch out for in the forthcoming local elections. This week I’ll have a look at the candidates. Those on show for Fine Gael in the electoral area are Councillor Peter Flynn, Cllr John O’Malley and Cllr Austin Francis O’Malley, while Cllr Keith Martin will be running for Labour and Dave Keating (Sinn Féin) will contest for Mayo County Council elections.
A Mayo county councillor has stepped down from the HSE regional west forum in protest against the removal of breast cancer surgical and diagnostic services from Mayo General Hospital. Fine Gael Councillor Patsy O’Brien, the man who topped the poll in the Claremorris electoral area and received the highest number of votes of all candidates in Mayo in the June local elections, has not sought to be re-appointed to the health forum, having served on it since its inception. Cllr O’Brien told the Mayo Advertiser that the forum was “too political” and he expressed his disappointment in Mayo’s two Fianna Fáil TDs for not ensuring the services remained.