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By Frances Toner
The organiser of the recent Saddle Up For Epilepsy Cycle, Brenda Quigg from Breaffy, says the event was a huge success and issued a heartfelt thanks to all of those who supported the cycle.
Kiltimagh looks set to get a tourism product which could attract up to 30,000 visitors annually to the east Mayo town.
Mayo County Council has developed a hugely ambitious five-year tourism strategy which aims to increase visitor numbers to the county by 80 per cent by 2020 and, in the long-term, increase tourism by up to 350 per cent and create 1,000 new jobs.
Mayo is leading the charge when it comes to the Gathering Ireland 2013 with 268 gatherings highlighted in an action packed calendar of events launched by Mayo County Council last Monday afternoon.
If you have a sports or physical activity event which you are planning for 2013 and need some funding assistance to get it off the ground, Mayo County Council is inviting applications from groups or organisations which are planning Gatherings during 2013 to compete for funding under The Gathering Ireland Local Community Fund.
A programme of events which will be taking place in the county during The Gathering Ireland 2013 will soon be drawn up for the county.
Westport is on track to become a world class model of an ‘ideal town’ after winning yet another major award this week of €5 million, having been selected as the number one Small Town in Ireland in the Smarter Travel sustainable transport awards.
Chair of the Westport Electoral Area committee, Fine Gael councillor John O’Malley, said that efficiency from outdoor staff fixing the roads needs to be shown and that management need to “crack the whip” on road staff who are wasting a lot of time when fixing roads which is “costing a mint”.
Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn is seeking options other than the proposed relief road as part of the N5 project, to provide a link road between the Castlebar and Newport roads in Westport.