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Murrisk Group Water Scheme to be approved

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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring this week confirmed that the Murrisk Group Water Scheme is due to receive approval under the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government’s Multi-annual Rural Water Programme this week.

Hyland calls for Murrisk scheme to be prioritised

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Independent Cllr Christy Hyland has called on Mayo County Council to prioritise funding for the Murrisk to Louisburgh group water scheme - from funding received in the recently announced €23 million national investment in rural water by Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Clew Bay Trail on the march as €500,000 granted for for Lecanvey to Bertra section

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An allocation of €500,000 for the Lecanvey to Bertra section of the Clew Bay Trail was announced by the Government this week and marks some major progress in the development of the new tourist amenity which is designed to cater for pedestrians, cyclists and visitors to the county.

1916 belongs to every Mayo town and village

The nationalist Irish Volunteers were established in November 1913 as a response to the formation of the unionist Ulster Volunteers in 1912. Members of the Provisional Committee of the Irish Volunteers selected areas around the country which they would visit with the aim of setting up Volunteer companies. Committee member Colonel Maurice Moore of Moorehall in Carnacon outside Castlebar chose to return to his home county to organise and mentor the men of Mayo. Moore had military experience since the 1870s with the Connaught Rangers and was well respected by both traditions.

What's on in your community?

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There's wealth of events taking place across Mayo each week and we bring you some of the best in our Community Diary each week. If you'd like to have something included in Community Diary, please email [email protected] by 5pm on the Monday before the next publication date.

Ring announces funding for Trailhead development and extension of Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

Michael Ring T.D., Minister of State for Regional Economic Development at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs yesterday (Thursday) announced the provision of funding of €34,600 for the enhancement of the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail over two projects.

Do not miss the Murrisk Oyster Festival this weekend

Oysters and all things seafood are the name of the game in Murrisk from today, Friday September 2 to Sunday September 4 during the first Murrisk Oyster Festival. There will be something for everyone, oyster tours, oyster opening competitions, oyster jazz, and a seafood shindig. All the oysters are local and supplied by Sean O’Grady of Murrisk Shellfish.

‘Something better could be found’

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The Great Famine of 1845-51 was, the Galway historian Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh tells us*, ‘a subsistence crisis, and a social calamity without parallel in the 19th century. It resulted in more than 1,000,000 dying of starvation and related diseases; and it ‘precipitated a virtual tidal wave of emigration that would see 4,000,000 flee the country during the following 20 years’. 

Mountaineering Ireland issues Reek appeal to protect ancient path

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Just days before an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 people are set to scale Ireland's 'holiest mountain' for Reek Sunday, strong calls have been issued to Mayo County Council to do more to protect the ancient pilgrimage site.

Community Diary July 17

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Swinford Agriculture Show

 

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