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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Richard Finn

Richard Finn

Phone: (094) 9362216 or (087) 2536343
Claremorris | Non Party

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Mayo County Council short-listed for four Excellence in Local Government Awards

Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland has today revealed the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2018.

Mayo County Council has been short-listed in four categories:

Health & Wellbeing – It’s for Girls initiative

Supporting Tourism – Wild Mayo tourism brand development and marketing campaign

Sustaining the Arts – Mayo Arts Service, Hearth project – art for older people at home

Festival of the Year – Mayo County Council’s communications department for Mayo Day: Made of Mayo.


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Men’s Sheds Funding

Find more information about Men’s Sheds Funding under the Community Enhancement Programme here

Statement from Mayo County Council Chief Executive Welcoming Fort Wayne Metals Announcement

Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Metals Ireland is preparing an investment of €5 million at a site owned by the IDA. Planning permission was granted by Mayo County Council in October 2017 for the new facility at an IDA owned site adjacent to the existing Fort Wayne Metals premises at Moneen.

Since commencing its operations in Castlebar in 2002, Fort Wayne Metals Ireland now employs 60 staff. Mayo County Council Chief Executive Peter Hynes welcomes this morning’s significant announcement:

"Fort Wayne Metals has been an important employer in Castlebar since 2002. It is a real success story and this morning’s announcement further safeguards its position as an international organisation thriving in the county.

This announcement is testimony to the positive, enterprise focused environment for international and local business that has been fostered in Co Mayo by Mayo County Council through the Enterprise and Investment Unit and the wider Council in the delivery of its services and supports."

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Funding for three Mayo island projects welcomed

Clare Island - Air Corps

Funding of €339,000 has been allocated for important works on three of Mayo’s offshore islands: Inisturk, Clare Island and Claggan Island.

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Photo: Irish Air Corps

Best of Luck to Mayo U-20’s in All Ireland Final

Mayo U20 AIF

With the weekend looming, the members and staff of Mayo County Council wish the very best of luck to the Mayo GAA U-20 players and management in the All Ireland U-20 Final this Sunday at Croke Park.

Go On Go On! Take a Break!

August Bank Holiday Road Safety

Mayo County Council Road Safety is undertaking an eye-catching initiative for this bank holiday weekend.


Mayo County Council have teamed up with An Garda Siochana to organise a road safety campaign. The campaign has been given thumbs up by Pauline McLynn who played the part as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted and also by the production company Hat Trick productions LTD which produced Fr. Ted. They have given the road safety office of Mayo County Council a licence to use the images.


The campaign is called  'Go on Go on Take a Break’. It's aim is to encourage drivers to plan their actions before they head out on their travels.


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Papal Visit - Notice of Intention to Temporarily Close Roads

Road Temporarily Closed Sign




At the request of the Office of Public Works, Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993, and Roads Regulations, 1994, that it is the intention of Mayo County Council to close the roads listed hereunder, for the period indicated, to the accommodate the Papal Visit to Knock on Sunday 26th August, 2018.

Periods of closure and alternative routes are set out in the link provided :


N59 Rossow Bends Road Scheme opens, strengthening County Mayo’s transport infrastructure

N59 Rossow Bends Road Scheme opens

Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural & Community Development, has opened the Rossow Bends Road Scheme. Comprising of 1.8km of single carriageway road removing a particularly bad bend on the N59 and an at-grade crossing of the Great Western Greenway on the N59. This latest section of improvements along the N59 Westport to Mulranny road was completed by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd.

At the same event Minister Ring turned the sod on the N59 Kilmeena Road Realignment Scheme, the next section of the N59 Westport to Mulranny to advance to construction. The contract has recently been awarded to PJ Carey (Contractors) Ltd. and will comprise of 2.6km of single carriageway and 1km of cycleway. Read more: N59 Rossow Bends Road Scheme opens, strengthening County Mayo’s transport

Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Knock in August 2018


The National Transport Authority (NTA), An Gardaí Síochána and public transport operators outlined the comprehensive transportation plan and road closure system to be put in place for the Visit of Pope Francis. Please read here: The National Transport Authority urges people to leave your car at home for the Pope Francis Angelus

The Pontiff visits Dublin and Knock on the weekend of 25 and 26 August on the invitation of the World Meeting of Families 2018.

County Mayo Parks receive Green Flag Awards for excellence

County Mayo Parks receive Green Flag Awards for excellence

48 Irish Parks and Gardens from across the Republic of Ireland received prestigious Green Flag Award for 2018, including Mayo County Council‘s Jackie Clarke Memorial Garden and Turlough Park.

The 2018 awards were available to public town parks, country parks, gardens, cemeteries, and green spaces from across the whole country. The 2018 season has seen an additional 12 applicant parks and gardens qualify for an award, resulting in some of our most significant landmark parks and estates being recognised for the quality of their recreational and historic green space, as well as newer up and coming green space projects that are equally worthy of recognition.  Read more here: County Mayo Parks receive Green Flag Awards for excellence



The Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (as amended), makes specific provision that elected members of a local authority may pass a formal resolution to vary the basic rate of the Local Property Tax for their administrative area by a percentage known as the local adjustment factor. At the meeting set by Mayo County Council to consider this matter, the members may set a local adjustment factor within the range of +/- 15% of the basic rate, or, may decide not to adjust the basic rate.

Mayo County Council will meet in September 2018 to consider the setting of a local adjustment factor.

Mayo County Council welcomes written submissions from the public on this matter specifically covering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services.

Submissions must be received by 17th August 2018 and be sent to:

Director of Finance
Mayo County Council,
Aras an Chontae,
The Mall,
Co. Mayo

Or, via email to:


Signed:  Thomas Gilligan 

Deputy Chief Executive

Dated:  03rd July 2018


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LPT Advert 2019

Mayo public urged to conserve water as demand continues to rise

Demand for water right across Co Mayo continues to increase and as a result Irish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell that has been predicted by Met Éireann, continues.

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the two at-risk schemes that have been identified are the Lough Mask and Westport public water supplies. Customers on these supplies are urged to conserve water wherever possible. Read more here: Mayo public urged to conserve water as demand continues to rise

Appointment of Councillor Blackie K. Gavin as Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council

Blackie Gavin 600px

Mayo County Council would like to confirm the appointment of Councillor Blackie K. Gavin as Cathaoirleach of the Council for the coming year.

Councillor Gavin has served as a Public Representative for the past 24 years.   He was first elected to the old Castlebar Urban District Council in 1994 and continued to serve on Castlebar Town Council until its abolition in 2014.   He was elected to Mayo County Council in 2009. Read More: Mayo County Council would like to confirm the appointment of Councillor Blackie

GRITTERS could be out in Mayo due to roads melting in the heatwave


Our gritters are on standby to deal with melting roads as a result of the blazing sunshine. Our lorries with tailboard gritters are on standby at our depots to go into operation on request during this hot weather.  We are expected to have hot weather for the coming weeks, with some air temperatures reaching over 30 degrees. With this, our gritters might need to come out – so we’d like to give you a heads-up so you don’t wonder what they’re up to. Read More: GRITTERS could be out in Mayo due to roads melting in the heatwave

A Heatwave Safety Reminder from Mayo County Council


We are delighted to welcome the sunshine and the visitors that follow it to our wonderful county. The increase in tourism numbers can be felt in all parts of the county and we welcome everyone staying here enjoying the holiday weather in the many places of interest and beauty throughout our county.

The highly anticipated sunrays are both a delight to enjoy, but also to be respected. We would like to remind everyone to be mindful of the Met Eireann Yellow Weather Warning in place until 9pm Friday and to consider the following:

As temperatures reach between 24C and 27C today, tomorrow and Wednesday, we remind householders, farmers and businesses to avoid un-necessary use of water to prevent any weather-related shortages, if any water leaks are noticed by the public they should be reported to Irish Water on 1850 278 278 or their local Group Water Scheme.

People are also being warned to take extra care in the water after ten deaths by drowning in Ireland in the last month, according Irish Water Safety.

Mayo County Council urges people to take the appropriate steps to stay safe in water:

  • Inexperienced swimmers should swim within their depth
  • Swim in designated swimming areas, especially where there is a life guard on duty
  • No matter what you are doing wear a life jacket
  • Keep paddling pools supervised at all times.

The hot temperatures can also bring difficulties whilst driving, with sun glare a difficult driving issue Mayo County Council Road Safety Office offers the following advice:

  • Keep your windshield clean: the particles on a dirty windshield intensify the glare as opposed to blocking it.
  • One of the most dangerous attributes of sunrise/sunset glare is that it comes up so suddenly. Keep your eyes focused farther down the road and be aware when you are turning into the sun.
  • Adjust your speed when driving into the sun and understand that other drivers may also slow down significantly, or even stop suddenly.
  • Keep a set of polarized sunglasses within easy reach in the car.
  • Use headlights – even during very bright days, having headlights on can help you be more visible to other drivers

The Road Safety Office would also like to remind people to look after their animals and never leave dogs unattended in vehicles during the hot weather.

Another heatwave related safety issue is forest and gorse fires. Mayo County Council Fire Department warns people not to light fires that also includes camp fires and bonfires, either intentionally or accidentally, due to the extremely dry weather.

We would finally like to remind people to Mind Your Neighbours, drop in to visit any elderly or vulnerable neighbours to check on whether they might require some assistance or just a friendly visit during this heat spell.

Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018 – ‘A Connected Mayo’

We are calling for ideas for 'Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2018- A connected Mayo'

For more details,  click here.

Community Enhancement Programme 2018

Please find details of the Community Enhancement Programme 2018 here 

Claremorris & Ballinrobe Bye-Laws

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National Broadband Plan – Wi-Fi 4 EU First call for funding suspended.

Due to technical difficulties experienced on the EU Wi-Fi 4 EU online portal the first call for funding has been suspended.

The following statment has been issued by the EU commission.

Mayo Culture Night 2018

21st September 2018

It’s that time of year again – time to plan for Mayo Culture Night 2018!

We aim to make Culture Night bigger and brighter this year in Mayo, with some new groups and venues on board and some new and inspiring ideas. We’d like to make Culture Night even more visible on the streets and localities of our county

Mayo Culture Night 2018

Please fill out the brochure listing form with the details of your events for Culture Night and return to before June 30th 2018   

Free Mattress Recycling Event

Mayo County Council are hosting a free Mattress recycling event on June 16th.

Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters

Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2018

Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2018 open for applications. Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community become more sustainable?  If so, you may qualify for assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environment Partnership Fund 2018. Closing date for applications is 5pm, 20th June, 2018.

Find related information here.

Creative Ireland Small Grant Scheme 2018

Anti Litter & Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grants Scheme 2018

Anti Litter & Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grants Scheme 2018 open for applications to co-fund public education and awareness initiatives against litter, graffiti or dog fouling.   Closing Date – 21st May, 2018.   Further details here. 

Please see  Advert for Newspapers Anti Litter 2018

Mayo PPN Information Evenings for Community Groups

Please see all related information here

Cleaner Community Campaign 2018

Find more details about the Cleaner Community CAmpaign 2018 here

Notification Regarding Bottle Banks in Castlebar

The Recycling Facility in Mayo County Council car park, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar is closed as of 18th April 2018.

Please use alternative recycling locations in Castlebar as follows:

  • Underground Bottle Banks, Castle Street car park at rear of Archway Stores
  • Dunnes Stores car park
  • Moneen Industrial Estate, Opposite Hopkins Engineering

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 14th

A Free Household Hazardous Waste Event will take place on Saturday April 14th at Rathroeen Civic Amenity Centre from 9am to 1pm. Please see further details: Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 14th

Derrinumera and Rathroeen Recycling Centres' St Patrick's Day Notice

Please note that Derrinumera and Rathroeen Recycling Centres will be closed on St Patrick's Day. Please see further details  Derrinumera and Rathroeen Recycling Centres St Patrick's Day Notice

Trans-boundary Environmental Public Consultation - Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant, U.K.

Please find associated documents here

Arts Office Newsletters 2018

Please find Winter and Spring Newsletters here

Adopted Special Speed Limit Bye-laws 2017 Housing Estates

Please find further information about the Adopted Special Speed Limit Bye-laws 2017 for Housing Estates here

Mayo County Council Vacant Sites Register

A listing of all Vacant Sites in Mayo are available here

NWRA- Draft RSES Consultation, Issues Paper

Please follow this link to view the Issues Paper for the proposed Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy for the entire Northern and Western Region.  This is the first step in shaping our region up to 2035 and you are encouraged to take up the invitation to be involved.

NWRA- Draft RSES Consultation, Issues Paper

Notice to Landowners

This notice sets out the responsibilities of landowners in relation to public roads. A public road means from fence to fence and includes grass margins.

Please find more information in the document below:

Notice to Landowners

Road Opening Licences

Applications now available from the MapRoad website:

Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016-2020

Please click the link below to view the Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016-2020:

Mayo Age Friendly Strategy 2016-2020

Water Services - Irish Water

Irish Water is now your contact point for all water services queries, including account management and billing.

Contact Irish Water 

  • There are no changes to your charges or billing frequency.
  • Irish Water will now issue your water services bill.
  • From now, please make all payments to Irish Water.

If you have questions about your account or water services, please contact Irish Water.

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  2. Twitter: @IWCare
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  4. Email:

Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 448, South City Delivery Office, Cork City

General enquires, including billing, payments and customer service:

Telephone: 1850 778 778 or + 353 1 707 2827 (9am-5.30pm, Mon-Fri)

Water supply and emergencies

Telephone: 1850 278 278 or + 353 1 707 2828 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Sightings of Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish on Mayo’s beaches and bathing waters

Mayo County Council’s Environment Section advises the public regarding sightings of Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish on Mayo’s beaches and bathing waters.

(Update 28th September 2016)

The Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish has been spotted at some beaches in Mayo and along the west coast of Ireland in recent days. The jellyfish can inflict severe stings, therefore contact should be avoided. 

Warning Notices alerting the public to avoid contact with these jellyfish have been placed at Keel and Keem Beach, in Achill and at Cross Beach in Belmullet.

There have been further reports of sightings at Dooega in Achill, Port mór, Annagh and the two connecting beaches heading round towards Carne Golf Club in Belmullet.  There is a possibility that they may present at other beaches along Mayo’s coastline. 

The public are advised that the jellyfish can be present on the shore and in the water. 

General information on jellyfish stings can be obtained at

Cross Beach Belmullet Portuguese Man O War (PDF File)

Proposed Amendment to Street parking Bye Laws Castlebar MD 2018

Please see all related information here

Vacant Sites Register

The Vacant Sites Register as of 1st January 2018 can be found here.

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