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Councillor Christy Hyland said that a manmade beach at The Quay would really set Westport apart from other towns and should be considered while enhancement works are taking place at The Quay under Smarter travel project funding.
The Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival was launched in McGing's Bar, Westport, on Friday night last, May 17. The festival, now in its seventh year, will run over three days on the weekend of June 14 to 16. This year it will feature some 15 local, national, and international acts, including local band The Rocky Top String Band; Cork-based folk singer John Spillane; The Bluegrass Boogiemen from Holland; and 'The Queen of Banjo', Roni Stoneman from Nashville, who will be supported by fellow US act, Tumbling Bones.
Westport Town Council is planning to recruit eight activity ambassadors under the Job Bridge scheme. The interns will gain practical experience in acting as visitor information advisors and leaders.
Planning is now at an advanced stage for the Westport 5k run, jog, and walk, which takes place at Westport Quay on Sunday May 12. All proceeds from this event will go towards the Quay School and a large entry is expected. While there will be a competitive aspect to the 5k race, a huge number of participants are expected to jog and walk at a more leisurely pace.
Cathaoirleach of Westport Town Council, Councillor Ollie Gannon, said that the bank garden in Westport—an 18th century walled garden located behind the former Bank of Ireland building on the Mall—should be bought by the council as it would be a “huge attraction to the local, domestic, and international market” and would be a “shining legacy”.
There is less than two weeks to the closing date of Westport Town Council’s Poetry for Patrick competition.
Meeting on bank debt
The three town councils in Mayo faced into what will possibly be their last budgets over the past two weeks. However at both the Castlebar Town Council and Ballina Town Council budget meetings the issue of starting the review of the towns’ development plans and the costs associated with them has caused a lot of debate this week.