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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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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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Free Electrical Recycling Day in Claremorris and Ballyhaunis

Free Recycling February 2019

Two free electrical recycling days are coming up in Claremorris and Ballyhaunis for any household waste electrical items, batteries or energy saving lightbulbs.

- Claremorris: Saturday February 16th, 10am to 4pm at Market Square Car Park

- Ballyhaunis: Saturday February 23rd, 10am to 4pm at Knox Street Car Park

Notice of New One-Way Traffic Systems - Westport

One Way Traffic - Westport

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 10(3) of the Roads Act 1993 that Mayo County Council is changing the direction of roads in Westport at Knockranny Slip Road and Patrick’s Terrace/Reek View Terrace/Pearse Terrace commencing Thursday 7th February 2019 at 7 a.m.  

Full details and maps available here: reports 250 vacant units being brought back into use

Vacant Homes 2

Good news on the housing supply front as, the portal website initiated by Mayo County Council which allows the public to anonymously log empty homes, is reporting 250 vacant units are in the process of being renovated or have been brought back into use.

With more than 2,500 properties currently on the site identified as being vacant, Tom Gilligan, Director of Services with Mayo County Council, is thankful for the public efforts towards solving the housing crisis: “Bringing vacant homes back into use benefits everyone. Apart from providing much needed social housing, it also helps communities by breathing new life into areas that need rejuvenation. We all know that increasing the supply of housing will help in our efforts to solving the homeless situation. Bringing empty units back into use helps protect local services and stimulates the local economy. It also makes sense from an environmental and climate change perspective, as a lot of the key infrastructure such as roads and utilities are already in place. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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Hard-hitting show to drive home road safety message to young drivers

Road Safety Roadshow - Richard Al

More than 1,600 teens will attend a hard-hitting road safety event tomorrow (Thursday 7th) at 11am in the Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar.

The AXA road safety road show used graphic crash imagery to tell the story of how a night out ended in tragedy and permanent disability for one young driver.

The students also hear from a funeral undertaker, a family member of a deceased road traffic accident victim, a car crash survivor, and others, on the real-life, tragic, consequences of dangerous driving.

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Mayo & Cavan fans given advice for safe kick-off for the game on Saturday February 9th

Map of Castlebar

A huge turnout – possibly up to 10,000 – is expected for the joust between the Mayo and Cavan at Elvery's MacHale Park on Saturday night 9th February.

Fears have been raised of possible injuries, as fans leave and return to their vehicles under cover of darkness. The game has a 7 p.m. throw-in.

Road safety officials are advising fans heading for Mc Hale park, to park safely .

Fans are advised to park in a well-lit area, tuck in wing mirrors, hide any valuables and only to park in official car parks.  "We want fans to enjoy football but stay safe."

"We would ask them to take care and make sure they keep their belongings secure."

Parking by fans along the N5 is not recommended for health and safety reasons. There will be ample free car parking for fans within the environs of Castlebar itself

Mayo County Council welcome Meissner to Mayo

IDA Building - Meissner

Today, Mayo County Council welcomed the announcement by IDA Ireland that Meissner Filtration Products are set to become the main tenant in the IDA's Advanced Technology Building Castlebar, resulting in up to 150 jobs for Co Mayo over the next 5 years. This is a much-welcomed result of the ‘Invest in Mayo’ campaign, which was launched in February 2018.

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Be a responsible dog owner during lambing season

Laura Mulligan

Mayo County Council Dog Warden Laura Mulligan has shared some great advice on being a responsible dog owner during lambing season.

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Mayo County Council going Green for a Brighter Future

MCC Electric Car 2

Mayo County Council is going green with the purchase of two Citroen Berlingos replacing old petrol and diesel vehicles.

The first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles was launched on Wednesday, January 30, by the Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, at Aras an Chontae, Castlebar.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Hynes said he was proud of the County Council for taking this step towards a greener future; “When we talk about Mayo and the organisation we are trying to build here, Sustainable, Inclusive, Prosperous and Proud. Well today I am proud that we are moving on to the next phase of the transformation of this organisation to being more energy efficient, greener, more environmentally aware and more environmentally friendly.

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West Mayo Municipal District Business Parking Permit Application Form

Please find attached Business Parking Application Forms and Maps for parking in Westport (West Mayo Municipal District)

West Mayo Business Parking Permit Application Form

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