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Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Traffic Safety Arrangements for Connacht Semi Final Mayo vs Roscommon at Elverys MacHale Park

Mayo Ros 2019

A huge turnout – possibly up to 20,000 – is expected for the joust between between the arch-rivals Mayo and Roscommon at Elvery's MacHale Park on Saturday evening 25th May.

With three games on in McHale Park on the day, please ensure you give yourself sufficient time to travel to the ground and park.

GAA supporters travelling to the game via Balla, please ensure you give yourself sufficient time to travel & take alternative routes where possible. Mayo County Council are carrying out road works outside Balla and will have a stop and go system in place for Saturday.

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Parking Advisory for Attendees of Referendum & Election Counts

TF Hotel

Mayo County Council wish to advise all Motorist who will be in attendance at the European  - Local  - Referendum Count at the T.F Royal Hotel and Theatre on Saturday 25th of May 2019 to park legally.

Please be aware of Wheelchair users , Emergency Service Vehicles, pedestrians and Cyclists accessing Mayo University Hospital and the Count.  

We advise motorists not to park on footpaths, Double yellow lines or block access to private dwellings or businesses in the area as it is an Offence.

Traffic Wardens will be operating in the area for the duration of the Count.

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

Drivers Urged To Use Extra Caution On Election Day

Polling Station Sign

With local and European elections taking place this Friday, the rush to get to the polls may affect road safety on voting day. Mayo County Council Road Safety Officer, Noel Gibbons, has offered advice to ensure road safety for motorists and pedestrians making their way to the polls on the day.

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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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Freephone Number for Blind/Vision Impaired Voters

Visually Impaired Voting

A freephone number is now available for persons who are blind/vision impaired to listen to an automated message outlining the candidates who are contesting the Local Elections for Mayo County Council for each of the six Electoral Areas of Ballina, Castlebar, Claremorris, Swinford, Belmullet & Westport in the order that they appear on the ballot papers. The Freephone Number is 1800805815.

The freephone facility may be used by vision impaired voters as often as they wish in the run-up to polling day to familiarise themselves with the candidates on the ballot paper. They may also use their mobile phone in the polling station on polling day to access this information.

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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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Avoid Letting Your Allergy Getting You A Driving Ban

Driving Hay Fever

Hay fever sufferers need to examine their medicines and check for any side-effects before driving, road safety professionals are warning.

For drivers, hay fever is much more than an inconvenience. If you suffer badly, you probably shouldn’t drive. A sneezing fit can be dangerous on the road, hay fever drugs can also be risky, drivers should be careful choosing over the counter remedies, some hay fever medicines can make you very sleepy so drivers should be careful to choose non-drowsy versions. If you’re in any doubt ask the chemist for advice.

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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’.

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Local Enterprise Office announces Mayo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs and €50,000 investment fund winners

LEO Mayo IBYE Winners 2019

Young entrepreneurs from Ballina & Wesport win places at Regional Finals

Mayo’s “Best Young Entrepreneurs” for 2019 and €50,000 investment fund winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Local Enterprise Office Mayo on the 10th of May.

As part of a nationwide search launched by Minister Heather Humphreys and Minister Pat Breen to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) for 2019, the six winners and runners-up were chosen from 70 local finalists and will now share a €50,000 investment fund.

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UPSTART 2019 Arts and Disability Award Recipients announced


In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, (Tuesday 3rd December, 2019) Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is delighted to announce the recipients of the UPSTART 2019 awards.

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Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019

Town & Village Renewal 2019

Mayo County Council invites towns and villages within the county to submit Expressions of Interest for inclusion in the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019.

The Town & Village Renewal Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It is a key part of the Action Plan for Rural Development and is one of a range of measures designed to support the revitalisation of rural Ireland under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.

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Election Posters & Road Traffic Signs

Election Posters - Road Safety

With local and European election approaching it is important that candidates placing election posters do so in a manner that does not obscure traffic signs.

Local Authorities have the power under the Traffic Signs Manual issued by the Department of Transport to take appropriate action to deal with any obstructions or confusion caused to the clear visibility of signs.

Mayo County Council are removing candidate posters that are deemed to distract road users, obscure vision splays or road signs.

Mayo County Council welcomes investment in Ballina’s Railway Station Freight Yard

Irish Rail Logo

Mayo County Council are delighted to welcome the announcement from Irish Rail that it is to invest €1 million in the busy Ballina Freight Yard over the next year.

The majority of this work is expected to take place towards the end of this year and Mayo Co Co welcomes the increased role this will give to Ballina’s freight yard.

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Mayo Students Given Chance To Grill Elected Representatives On Climate Action

Student Climate Action Forum

Over 50 Students from a number of Secondary Schools across Mayo attended a Climate Action Forum in GMIT Castlebar on Wednesday, April 24, before holding discussions with local leaders and politicians on the subject of Climate Change.

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Election Posters - Give Road Safety Your No.1

Election Posters - Road Safety

Mayo County Council's road safety office has issued an appeal to those contesting both the upcoming local and European elections, when erecting election posters and the placement of mobile advertisement boards.

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Community Enhancement Programme 2019

Community Enhancement Programme 2019

Mayo Local Community Development Committee, working with Mayo County Council on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development invites applications for inclusion in the Community Enhancement Programme 2019.

The programme is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the Local Economic Community Plan. Funding is for capital projects only and projects should demonstrate added value.

Further information and application forms available here:

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