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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Mayo County Council host Green Coast Award flag raising event on Rinroe Beach

Rinroe Green Coast Flag

Rinroe Beach, near Carrowteige, North Mayo celebrated the raising of Mayo’s newest Green Coast Flag with a community event on Thursday, June 13th. Nearly 100 locals gathered on the beach as the eldest pupil, Alan Ó Flannghaile, and the youngest, Darragh Ó Dochartaigh, raised the flag into the wind to be displayed with pride for all to see.

Caroline Goucher of Mayo County Council, on the day commended the community on their ‘continuous efforts to advocate and care for their community and especially this Green Coast Beach of Rinn Rua’, while honouring the collaboration of the event with the pupils Scoil Náisiúnta Cheathrú Thaidhg, Comhar Dún Chaocháin Teo agus Cill Chomáin Rural Social Scheme.

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It’s Not In Our Nature – Is It In Yours? Let’s tackle illegal dumping!

Anti Dumping 2019

Local Authorities across the country are running an Anti Dumping campaign – “Its Not in our Nature – Is it in Yours? Lets tackle illegal dumping.”  This campaign builds on a successful initiative carried out by the Connacht Ulster Waste Region in 2018.  The campaign will be communicated through various platforms including newspaper, radio, social media, and county council websites.

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Mayo students selected for four day educational trip to Euroscola thanks to Mayo County Council &

Blackie & Euroscola Students 2019

Four secondary school students from Co. Mayo have been announced as the lucky winners of a four day educational trip to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

Jack Rochford, St. Gerald’s College, Castlebar, Caoimhe English-McNamara, Coláiste Polail Acla, Paul Flatley, St. Coleman’s College, Claremorris, and Molly McManamon, Coláiste Pobail Acla will be accompanied on their trip by 21 other students from across Ireland and three supervising teachers.

Their trip has been kindly funded by Mayo County Council.

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High Def Cameras installed at Balla roadworks as part of Road Safety campaign

Balla Roadworks Aerial Feb 2019

Two high definition CCTV cameras have been installed at a location on the upgrade of the N60 at Lagnamuck, Balla, in a bid to crack down on motorists breaking traffic lights and speeding through the road works site.

Mayo County Council announced earlier this week a working partnership with P&D Lydon Civil Engineering contractors and An Garda Siochana that they would be installing a new CCTV system at this site to assist Gardai in identifying and apprehending offenders. The Gardai will also have presence at the road work site to monitor driver behaviour and to enforce the lower road works speed limit.

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Mayo County Council to host Green Coast Award flag raising event on Rinroe Beach

Green Coast Flag 2019

Rinroe Beach, near Carrowteige, North Mayo will be celebrating it’s status as Mayo’s newest Green Coast Flag with a flag raising event on Thursday, June 13, from 1.30pm to 3pm.

This year An Taisce awarded 62 Beaches The Green Coast Award for 2019. Mayo achieved Ten Blue Flag beaches and Seven Green Coast Award with Rinroe the newest edition to the awarded beaches of County Mayo.

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Mayo County Council signs up to partnership with All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Pollinator Plan 2019

At a ceremony on Saturday, May 4, at the Mayo Day event in Turlough House, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr. Blackie Gavin and Chief Executive Peter Hynes signed a framework agreement with the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan to formalise Mayo County Council’s long-term commitment to support pollinators in the county.

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Mayo company wins Regional Enterprise Award


Skillko in Westport has won the award for the West Region at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, organised by the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate Ireland’s best small businesses.

Skillko is an software as a service company with a next generation training platform. They create an open marketplace for businesses and training suppliers to connect, network and transact in a smart, efficient way, saving both parties time and money. Skillko removes 85% of training administration and ensures compliance with their dedicated app. They have packages that fits any size of business.

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Mayo County Council to host Climate Ready Mayo information evenings

Climate Ready Mayo Information Evenings 2019

Mayo County Council’s Climate Action department this week launched their Public Consultation Process for it’s draft Climate Adaptation Strategy – Climate Ready Mayo.

The draft policy was launched in Bridge Street, Castlebar, on Wednesday, May 29, by Director of Services John Condon and Climate Action Officer Laura Dixon.

A number of information evenings will also be taking place across the county where members of the public can ask questions and give their observations, beginning next week.

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Local Election Results 2019

Election 2019

Please find below the results from each of the 6 Local Electoral Areas of County Mayo following last Friday's (May 24th 2019) local election.

Election Results 2019 - Ballina

Election Results 2019 - Belmullet

Election Results 2019 - Castlebar

Election Results 2019 - Claremorris

Election Results 2019 - Swinford

Election Results 2019 - Westport

Beach/Pool Lifeguard Season, 2019 - County Mayo Beaches & Belmullet Tidal Pool


Mayo County Council has recruited the Beach Lifeguards for the 2019 Summer Season at the following Beaches: Bertra, Carramore, Carrowniskey, Keel, Keem, Mulranny, Old Head, Ross & Silver Strand.

The Lifeguards are commencing duty this weekend on Saturday, 1st June, 2019 and every weekend for the month of June including the Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd June, 2019 and every day from 1st July to 1stSeptember, 2019, inclusive between the hours of 12:00 noon and 18:30 daily.

The Pool Lifeguards will take up duty at Belmullet Tidal Pool from 30th June, 2019 to 1st September, 2019 between the hours of 14:00 and 18:00 daily.

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Campaign Targets Foreign Tourists On Irish Roads

Drive Left Sticker

Tourists from around the world have been flocking to the west of Ireland as part of the Wild Atlantic Way, as they look to explore the hidden treasures of this wonderful part of the world . The only issue is that it seems tourists are so keen to take in the gorgeous landscapes that Ireland has to offer, they are putting the safety of themselves, others and the nature of this incredible country at risk; at the very least, because of a misunderstanding of road safety, spurring one local authority into action and supported by the Gardai and Ireland West Airport Knock.

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Draft Climate Adaptation Strategy 2019-2024

Climate Ready Mayo

The Draft Climate Adaptation Strategy 2019-2024 and accompanying documents are now available for viewing here

Submissions and observations on the strategy can be made here

Mayo County Council announces 17 Beaches awarded Flags from An Taisce

Blue Flag 2019

An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award recipients at a ceremony in Spanish Point Hotel, Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Ten beaches across Mayo were awarded the highly recognised Blue Flag accolade and seven beaches were awarded the Green Coast Awards.

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Owners Of Vacant Homes Are Being Urged To Bring Their Properties Back Into Use In Order To Increase The Housing Supply

Vacant Homes

Tom Gilligan, Director of Services at Mayo County Council and the instigator of the website, the web portal initiated by the Council on behalf of the local government sector, as on online resource for the public to anonymously log possible vacant properties, is urging owners of vacant homes to bring their properties back into use, in order to increase the supply of housing. 

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Mayo County Council announces the publication of ‘A Sustainable Agricultural Strategy for Mayo'

Sustainable Agricultural Strategy Launch

Mayo County Council, who, in conjunction with its partners: Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture & Food, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Irish Farmers Association and the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association form the Mayo Agricultural Working Group and the Planning, Environment and Agriculture Strategic Policy Committee are delighted to announce the publication of “A Sustainable Agricultural Strategy for Mayo”.

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Have Your Say: Play and Recreation for Children and Young People in Mayo


Mayo County Council are conducting research into the play and recreation needs of children and young people (0 - 18 Years) in Mayo to develop a county wide Play and Recreation Strategy. As part of this work we are consulting with as many children, young people and adults as possible across the county. Mayo County Council (MCC) invites you to join us in developing our Play and Recreation Strategy.

You can contribute by taking part in this online survey that will inform and shape the strategy which will have a key focus on supporting children and young people ‘playing outside’.

To take part in this survey click here:

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