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The Church of the Holy Rosary in Castlebar was the venue for a very special performance of Handel’s Messiah last Sunday night.
The soaring and iconic ‘Hallelujah’ chorus of Handel’s Messiah is rumoured to have moved King George II so much at the London premiere of the work in March 1743, that the monarch jumped to his feet in admiration, compelling the rest of the audience to follow suit.
Following on from the enormous success of The Handel Challenge 2013, the task has once again been set to recruit 100 local singers to fundraise €200 each, rehearse all choruses and perform Handel’s Messiah on November 2 2014 in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar. Featuring top international soloists and orchestra, this promises to be a truly spectacular night. Over €33,000 was raised by this event for Mayo/Roscommon Hospice in 2013. This year, all funds raised will be divided between Mayo/Roscommon Hospice and Mayo Mental Health.
This week has seen the Mayo Mental Health Association and Mayo GAA come together to educate the county’s u16 football and hurling teams about mental health. The camp in MacHale Park saw some 60 u16 players across both sports engage in the three day training camp that saw their time split between action on the field and learning about taking action off the field to deal with mental health issues that may affect them.
St Gerald’s College Student Council in collaboration with Mayo Mental Health Association is holding the first positive mental health week at the college. The St Gerald’s Student Council was formed in September of this year and highlighted mental health as an important issue for young people in the school.
The National Conference of The Irish Men’s Sheds Association hosted by Castlebar Men’s Shed will take place this weekend in GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar, starting today, Friday November 15. It is estimated that more than 300 members, or “shedders” as they are known, will attend the event from all over Ireland, with attendees from the UK and Holland also to give their experiences from Men’s Sheds in their countries. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will also attend the conference on Saturday.
The Castlebar Rotary President’s Night, in aid of Mayo Youth Mental Health Initiative, will be a swinging twenties casino night to be held on Friday May 17 at 8pm in Breaffy House Hotel.
Mayo mental health services has seen a reduction of 120 nurses from 260 to 140 since the introduction of the Croke Park Agreement three years ago, according to figures obtained by independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne. The Castlebar town councillor has hit out at An Taoiseach Enda Kenny for announcing only 14 new mental health posts in the county this week when “more than 114 are needed”.
The national half marathon takes place next Sunday, September 2 at Athenry at 1pm. Mayo AC will have 38 athletes in the field competing in all categories as individuals and teams. This represents their largest team ever at a national championships. All Mayo AC team members are asked to be at Race HQ in the Presentation College beside the arch at Athenry by 11.30am to enable team declaration and registration. Members not running are encouraged to go along in support.