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Blackie K. Gavin

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Celebrating our communities on Mayo Day

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Mayo Day, the day dedicated to the celebration of the culture, vibrant communities and unquenchable spirit of Co Mayo, returns for its fifth year on Saturday 4th May 2019.

Mayo Day, Mayo Local Community Development Committee and the Department of Rural and Community Development’s National Community Weekend initiative have funding available for community events taking place from May 4th – 6th 2019.

We’re inviting communities to get involved by organising a local event under the theme of Mayo Day

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Comórtas Amhrán Nua-Chumtha Gaeilge

La Maigh Eo - Conradh na Gaeilge

Mar ullmhúchán do cheiliúradh Lá Mhaigh Eo ar an 4 Bealtaine 2019, tá Oifig na Gaeilge, Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo agus Conradh na Gaeilge - Togra Mhaigh Eo ag tabhairt cuiridh do na Bunscoileanna agus do na Meánscoileanna uile i Maigh Eo cur isteach ar Chomórtas Amhrán Nua-Chumtha Gaeilge

In the lead up to the Mayo Day celebrations on the 4 May 2019,  Oifig na Gaeilge of Mayo County Council and Conradh na Gaeilge of Togra Mhaigh Eo are inviting all National and Secondary Schools in Mayo to enter Comórtas Amhrán Nua-Chumtha Gaeilge.

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Funding For Creative Events For Children - Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Creative Ireland

Do you have an idea for a creative event for children and young people? Now you can make it happen! Mayo County Council is seeking proposals for events for children and young people during Cruinniú na nÓg, the national day of creativity on June 15th.

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Mayo County Council exceed targets in social housing figures released today by Minister Murphy

Social Housing Target Infograph Feb 2019

Minister Eoghan Murphy has today (Wednesday) announced Social Housing figures delivered across the Country outlining individual figures per Local Authority with figures released showing the progress being achieved in Mayo.

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Mayo County Council Plays Their Part In A 'Recycle For Sight Campaign'

Recycle For Sight Campaign

As spring cleaning gets under way, Westport Lions Club has partnered with Mayo County Council’s Derrinumera Civic Amenity Centre to collect used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of the Lions Club Recycle for Sight campaign. 

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Mayo Association Dublin Networking Breakfast

Mayo Association Dublin Network Breakfast

Mayo Association Dublin is hosting a networking and mentoring breakfast for Mayo people based in Dublin on Friday 1st March, with the idea being to connect Mayo people who are starting in their career with people who have already made progress - allowing for mentoring and networking at all levels.

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Drivers urged to take car at roadworks

My Daddy Works Here

The Road Safety Office of Mayo County Council is calling on all motorists to take extra caution at roadworks on our roads.

Reports have come in of people jumping the red light at roadworks and speeding through work sites throughout the county, especially on the Newport-Westport road at Kilmeena.

Mayo County Council have liaised with An Garda Siochana and Inspector Dennis Harrington has deployed Garda cars to undertake speed and road safety checks in and around the roadworks

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Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is now inviting applications for UPSTART 2019.  The deadline for applications is 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Mayo County Council’s Arts Service has made a considerable commitment to the development of quality Arts and Disability activity in County Mayo through flagship projects and ongoing programmes.

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Diversions in Place at N17 - Charlestown

Charlestown Diversion 14-02-2019

Mayo County Council are aware of an incident in Charlestown this morning, following which the main street is closed to traffic.

The area has been closed off due to health and safety as remedial works are underway.

Mayo County Council are liaising with Gardai, who are at the scene, and diversions are in place for cars but HGVs and larger vehicles are advised to take an alternative route.

The N17 is closed in both directions for Heavy Goods Vehicles.

HGV’s heading North on the N17 are advised to use the N5 east and the R293 and rejoin the N17 at Collooney.

HGV’s heading South on the N17 are advised to use the R294 west, N26 & N5 and rejoin the N17 at Charlestown.

It is expected these diversions will be in palce until at least 6pm this evening (February 14).

Further updates will be available throughout the day.

Beach Lifeguard Course

Beach Lifeguard

Mayo County Council are inviting applications from those interested in obtaining or renewing an Irish Water Safety qualification in Beach Lifeguarding.

Once this course is successfully completed, participants will be eligible to apply to Local Authorities or other organisations for a position as a Beach Lifeguard.

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Mayo County Council collects two awards at Local Authority Awards night in Dublin

LAMA Awards

Two Mayo County Council projects picked up awards at the Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA) Awards in Croke Park, Dublin, on Saturday night, February 9.

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