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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Mayo Day goes Green for ‘The Mayo Word’

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Mayo County Council will be introducing several ‘greening’ elements to this year’s showcase Mayo Day event at the National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, in Turlough House on Saturday May 4th.

‘The Mayo Word’ is a fun, free, family event which is celebrating the fifth annual Mayo Day running from 12 noon until 6pm.

A number of initiatives will be taking place to ensure the day runs smoothly and ‘Green’ for the benefit of those attending and our environment.

A free shuttle bus service will run between Castlebar Library and Turlough Village from 11.30am to 6.30pm on Mayo Day. 

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Mayo Day Jersey On Sale Now

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One County. One Team. One Jersey. One Day.

We are delighted to announce that the Mayo GAA  Jersey is available for pre-order from Elverys NOW!

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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.

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Minister Bruton officially launches the Climate Action Regional Office in Mayo County Council

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Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, officially launched the Climate Action Regional Office for the Atlantic Seaboard North in Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, on Friday morning, April 5.

Recognising the significant obligation which has been placed on local government to develop and implement its own climate action measures, as well as the need to build capacity within the sector to engage effectively with climate change – both in terms of mitigation and adaptation, four Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs) have been established across the country.

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Leisure Complex @ Lough Lannagh Castlebar opens to the public Friday April 5th

Leisure Complex @ Lough Lannagh

After much anticipation, the new state of the art facility, The Leisure Complex @ Lough Lannagh Castlebar will open to the public tomorrow Friday April 05th.  The complex comprises an eight lane competitive swimming pool, toddler learning pool, gym and aerobics studios, steam room, sauna and general purpose rooms.

A comprehensive pricelist for the Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar has been published today, including introductory offers to coincide with the fantastic facility opening to the public.

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Countdown to Croke Park begins for Mayo’s most enterprising students

LEO 2019 - Worry Bears

Local Enterprise Office Mayo confirms that winning teenage entrepreneurs from Ballina & Crossmolina will represent county at National Final of Student Enterprise Programme

Eight teenage entrepreneurs from three local schools have won a place representing Mayo at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals in Croke Park on Friday, May 3rd.

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National Tree Week Celebrated in Castlebar

National Tree Week Planting

More than 350 trees were planted at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar to mark National Tree Week 2019, which ran from March 31 to April 7.

National Tree Week, which was run by the Tree Council of Ireland in association with Coillte and Forest Industries Ireland, was commemorated in County Mayo on Sunday morning, March 31, when Cllr Michael Kilcoyne, Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District, and Cllr Blackie Gavin, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, came together with staff from Mayo County Council, Castlebar Tidy Towns Committee, local boy scouts and representatives from the wider Castlebar Community to plant more than 350 trees on an area of wetland adjacent to Lough Lannagh.

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Mayo Day 2019

Mayo Day - Turlough

#MayoDay, the day dedicated to the celebration of the culture, vibrant communities, and unquenchable spirit of County Mayo returns for its 5th year on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

The theme of the 2019 Mayo Day is The Mayo Word, representing our communities, our creativity, our connection to a pride of place both here in this county and around the globe. The Mayo Word will be discussed, celebrated and defined through this Mayo Day campaign culminating in a flagship event taking place at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough on Saturday 4th May 2019.

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Historic Towns Initiative 2019

Ballina Town HTI 2019

Mayo County Council wishes to invite applications under the Historic Towns Initiative 2019 (HTI 2019)

The aim of this initiative is to repair selected facades in the historic core of Ballina, in particular the Pearse Street Architectural Conservations Area (ACA) and to support a significant number of labour-intensive, small-scale conservations projects.

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Turlough Playground named best Public Playground in Ireland

ALCI Award

The recently completed Playground on the Grounds of Turlough Park House has won the award for best Public Playground in the Southern Region at the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland at a recent ceremony in Belfast.

The playground was nominated as one of the best public playgrounds completed in the 32 counties of Ireland in 2018, winning the Southern (26 county) award and achieving a Merit award for the 32 counties.

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A Line of Cones Won’t Stop a Speeding Car But You Can

Safety at Road Works

Every year there are hundreds of incursions into roadworks which put road workers lives at risk and lead to deaths and serious injury, this has spurred local authorities from around Ireland to join forces to take action.

The Orange cone safety zone week, which has its focus on the lack of awareness of some drivers that roadworks are a place of work for thousands of people and that all of us have a right to expect a safe working environment, is being launched by local authority road safety officers from around the Country.

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Spring into Litter Action

Spring into Litter Action

You are invited to take part in Mayo County Council’s new competition “SPRING INTO LITTER ACTION” for 2019.  This competition is a revised format of the Litter Action League and new criteria will apply.  Competition will begin in May and run for four months.

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Mark My Words – Poetry and Art.

Poet Snugboro School

A partnership between, Mayo Arts Service, Mayo Day, Mid-West Radio and Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Day Ireland and Writer in Residency programme.

Mayo Arts Service and Mayo Day in partnership with Poetry Ireland are providing a poetry and art workshop to four primary schools in the Castlebar Municipal District. Over a four-hour workshop, the participating primary schools will work with Mayo poet Terry Mc Donagh and Mayo Artsquad Artist, Rónán Quigley.  During the workshop, the students will write and make a piece in response to the writing and art workshop.  Their completed work will be on display in the National Museum of Country Life - Turlough on May 4th as part of Mayo Day. 

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New parking plans to be rolled out in Westport in coming weeks

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Following a period of consultation between Mayo County Council, elected members, local businesses and residents, the implementation of new parking plans will be rolled out in Westport over the early days of April.

These new parking arrangements in Westport are being implemented to ensure a greater turnover of parking spaces in the town, particularly the town centre, allowing more people to access parking at all times of the day.

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CLÁR 2019 – Open for Applications

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The CLÁR funding scheme is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage.

Funding is available for the following measures:

Measure 1    Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2    Schools/ Community Play Areas (including MUGAs)

Measure 3   Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising:

  • First Response Support
  • Mobility and Cancer Care Transport
  • Sensory Gardens

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Mayo Day Jersey Initial Launch Image

One County, One Team, One Jersey, ONE DAY

Mayo County Council, Mayo GAA and Elverys have come together for a very special campaign in celebration of one of the best-loved days of the year. This year’s #MayoDay on Saturday 4th May will be celebrated in Mayo, New York and around the globe. To mark the day in a special way, a strictly limited-edition Mayo Day GAA jersey will be worn by our beloved footballers for their first-round championship game against New York in Gaelic Park on Sunday 5th May.

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