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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Mayo County Council consider findings of SIPOC Investigation at January meeting

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Mayo County Council can confirm that the findings of the SIPOC investigation published on Thursday, December 13, 2018, were considered by the members of Mayo County Council at the January monthly meeting, held on Monday, January 14, 2019.

The Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, who had no findings against him and was completely vindicated by the SIPOC investigation, read a statement to councillors ahead of discussions on the findings, before excusing himself from proceedings with Director of Services John Condon taking over as Deputy CE.

Read Mr. Hynes’ statement in full here

Mayo to digitally record telecommunications ducting infrastructure in the county

Rialtas na hEireann

Mayo’s Digital Development Office was successful in an application for funding through the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Digital Innovation Fund. The office received €16,244 towards a project which aims to digitally record the telecommunications ducting infrastructure in the county.

An Bord Pleanala decision will pave the way for further connectivity and investment in Mayo


N5 upgrade map

Mayo County Council welcomes today’s decision by An Bord Pleanala to approve the road development of the N5 between Ballaghaderreen and Scramoge, Co. Roscommon.

This stretch of road will improve the N5 from the existing Ballaghaderreen by-pass to the eastern side of Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.

Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, has welcomed the news as important for Co. Mayo and the West of Ireland; “It is vitally important to improve the road network connecting the east of the country with the west and the improvements planned for the N5 is a critical piece of infrastructure.“It is critical for the ongoing economic, social and tourism development of Mayo that a high quality road network links us to the wider western region and to the rest of the national route network which serves the entire country.I would like to thank all citizens who made a submission to An Bord Pleanala in support of the upgrade works.”

The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Blackie Gavin, also welcomed the news as vital for the county; “It is important to keep Mayo connected with the rest of the country and the proposed N5 upgrades will do just that.It will also make the travel to and from the eastern part of the country smoother and easier.”

Reports of a Crash – Photographic Exhibition and Talk by local filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney.

Reports of a Crash – Photographic Exhibition and Talk by local filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney.

Feature image shows Orlagh Heverin Film Mayo Mayo Arts Service, Sean Walsh Director of Ballina Arts Centre, Fergus Sweeney Film Mayo Creative Award Resident, Cllr Blackie Gavin Cathaoireach Mayo County Council,  Ann Maire McGing, Mayo Arts Office

Mayo filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney, was the successful recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre. Film Mayo is a Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council initiative. As part of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award, Fergus is currently in the process of making a feature length documentary focused on the Rescue 116 tragedy when four Irish Coast Guards lost their life’s in a helicopter crash off Blacksod.  The focus of Fergus’s documentary is to tell the story through a series of interviews with local Erris people who found themselves very much affected by the tragedy and resulting 42 day search.

As Fergus residency draws to a close, he currently has an exhibition of photography that relates to the crash and community involvement on display in Ballina Arts Centre.  During the launch, Fergus also gave a talk on his residency and his experience reporting those events at the time and his plans for the forthcoming documentary.  Fergus also showed a promo of the documentary. The main sense from those attending the launch was a sense of healing from such tragic circumstances, which will be at the heart of Fergus’s documentary.

The launch took place in Ballina Arts Centre on Saturday the 12th of January.  The Official Launch was by Councillor Blackie Gavin, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council.  The photographic exhibition runs until 2nd March. Free admission. All welcome.

For further information

contact Film Mayo:  094 9064367

Mayo County Council appoints consultants to develop a feasibility plan for the joint development of Castlebar and Westport


Castlebar square Westport town square

Mayo County Council has appointed McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan, Environmental and Planning Consultants, to develop a plan around the joint development of the towns of Castlebar and Westport. The key objective is to develop a feasibility strategy combining the joint development of both growth centres into a focal point, to attract foreign direct investment and employment in the region, and as a result, advancing integrated economic development in Co. Mayo.

 Welcoming the study Cathaoirleach Blackie Gavin stated

“Combining the strengths of Castlebar, Mayo’s main shopping and administrative town and the tourism town of Westport, into one economic centre for trade and development allows us to work with a lot more agencies like the IDA to sell Co Mayo to foreign investors.”

Mayo County Council Director of Services for Planning, Economic and Community Development, Catherine McConnell says “Already Castlebar and Westport are socially and economically interlinked and the enhancement of the N5, which will be under construction shortly, will reduce the travel time between both to 10 minutes. It makes socio-economic sense to combine the strengths of both vibrant towns with distinct characteristics to create a joint entity with critical mass of a scale similar to other Regional Growth Centres. This will assist the IDA and other development agencies to attract serious interest and potential investment that will in turn create jobs in the region.”

The team of consultants will assess:

The National & Regional development policy context and the potential of such a strategy to influence the emerging (RSES) Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.


Consideration of the Atlantic Economic Corridor and the role of the joined towns in same.


Identify examples of international best practice of strategies for the joint growth of towns of similar scale and proximity as Castlebar and Westport.


Identify and liaise/consult with stakeholders, including Mayo County Council, Chambers of Commerce, IDA/EI, Mayo PPN, etc.

The public will have the opportunity to find out more and express their opinion at Community Consultation Meetings which will take place in the coming weeks.

Further information will be posted on, and Mayo CoCo social media channels.


Mayo Career Fair 2019 - GMIT Castlebar 12th January 2019 - Helping Teens With Career Choice

The purpose of Mayo Career Fair 2019 is to arm students and families with key information on the various options available to them upon completing their second-level education.

Senior cycle and pre-senior cycle students, and their families, are invited to attend the Mayo Career Fair 2019, in GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, on Saturday, January 12 (11am to 3pm).

The purpose of Mayo Career Fair 2019 is to arm students and families with key information on the various options available to them upon completing their second-level education. Admission will be free of charge.

Brian Mooney, a Guidance Counsellor and educational expert, will be in attendance as a guest speaker on the day. As an educational analyst with a weekly column in the Irish Times, he will deliver a comprehensive presentation with the most relevant, current and strategic information useful in researching and preparing for career pathways. 

Angelina Nugent has also been confirmed as a guest speaker on the day. Angelina Nugent is Sports Editor with Midwest Radio and also works as part of the news team at the station. Additional speakers will be announced closer to the event.


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Mayo County Council welcomes Minister Michael Ring’s funding announcement for four tourism projects

Michael Ring’s funding announcement for four tourism projects

Mayo County Council welcome the announcement today (Tuesday, January 8) by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, of €800,000 for four tourism projects in the county.

The maximum allocation of €200,000 has been allocated to each of the Great Western Greenway in Kilmeena & Turlough, The Bowers Walk in Ballinrobe, Achill Island Greenway and the Bangor Trail & Erris Access bridge.

Speaking at the announcement in the Museum of Country Life, Turlough, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Blackie Gavin, welcomed the funding; “I am delighted to welcome this great news for the whole county of Mayo. It’s important for tourism in Mayo to improve and extend these projects.

“I would like to single out the great work done by the Head of Tourism, Padraig Philbin, and his team for getting this funding over the line.”

Head of Tourism for Mayo County Council, Padraig Philbin, also welcomed the announcement; “We are delighted to receive almost a million euro in funding for the four projects across Mayo.

“It’s important we continue to stay ahead of the game in marking Mayo out as a great tourist destination and the works which will go into the four projects will ensure that.

“These schemes would only be possible thanks to local landowners and we are grateful for their continued support.”

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GMA Funding Application Forms

Notice is hereby given that Mayo County Council invites application for grants in accordance with Section 66 of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended by Section 43 of the Local Government Act 2014 under the following headings:-

1)      Applications for funding from Residents Associations for 2019

2)      Applications for funding from Clubs/Organisations for 2019

3)      Applications for funding from Festival/Event Organisers for 2019

4)      Applications for funding from Burial Ground Committees for 2019

Funding applications will be considered for activities or projects which promote directly or indirectly the social, economic, environmental, recreational, cultural, community or sporting development of the Mayo area.

Preference will be given to projects which are community based and demonstrate that they have or can attract matching funding.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4:30pm on Friday, 25th January 2019.

Application Forms are available here


Mayo Day 2019

Saturday 4th May 2019

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

It has garnered international recognition as a highly anticipated yearly celebration of Mayo community ethos, with activities taking place locally, nationally and internationally, catapulting the ties of Mayo togetherness onto a global scale. The Mayo Day 2018 ‘Made of Mayo’ event in Ballinrobe Racecourse was a great success, bringing people from throughout the county and far beyond together in celebration.

2019 sees the launch of a new theme for Mayo Day: 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 that will be launched in Spring 2019, 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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Cloongullane Bridge

Cloongullane Bridge

Mayo County Council has this morning welcomed the news that An Bord Pleanala has given the green light for works to take place at Cloongullane Bridge, Swinford.

After a waiting period for An Bord Pleanala to make their decision it is with delight that the Council can confirm permission has now been granted.

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Level 2 Alert for Flooding in Crossmolina

Flood Alert

Mayo County Council have issued a Level 2 alert for Flooding for Crossmolina. 

This will be in effect from this evening, Monday 17th at 7pm until Tuesday 18th at 7am.

Please remain vigilant and avoid affected areas.

Further updates when available

‘The Movement’ to take Gym Tenancy at Lough Lannagh Leisure Facility

The Movement

Mayo County Council are pleased to announce ‘The Movement’ as the new tenants of the Gym and support elements of the new Lough Lannagh Leisure Facility.

The Castlebar based Gym sought to become a key tenant of the facility following an Expressions of Interest Competition earlier this year. Mayo County Council have appointed an Operations and Facility manager to work alongside the staff of the current Castlebar Swimming Pool & The Movement staff.

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Invitation to Tender - Mayo County Council Arts Service - Public Art Curator - Contract for Services

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Mayo County Council is preparing to commission a number of Public Art projects that will result in the creation of new artwork and artistic projects in the county across a variety of artistic disciplines.

These projects are funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Mayo County Council is inviting, on a contract for services basis, suitably qualified and experienced individuals or companies:

  • to assist in the scoping and development of projects
  • to engage with relevant stakeholders
  • to manage and deliver projects in collaboration with the Arts Service
  • to provide advice to the local authority in relation to Public Art

A Public Art Curator is to be engaged on a part-time basis, over a two-year period, for a fixed annual fee. The programme of work will be Mayo-based. (The Arts Service is based in Castlebar).

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Angelina Nugent, Gerry Hussey and Brian Mooney confirmed as speakers for Mayo Careers Fair 2019

Mayo Careers Fair 2019

Broadcaster Angelina Nugent, internationally acclaimed sports performance psychologist and coach Gerry Hussey, and guidance counsellor and educational expert Brian Mooney have been confirmed as speakers for a major school-leavers event in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, next month.

The trio will deliver talks at the Mayo Careers Fair 2019 in GMIT, Castlebar, on Saturday, January 12 (11am to 3pm).

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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 & Historic Structures Fund 2019

Mayo County Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are

inviting applications for funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 (BHIS) and the

Historic Structures Fund 2019 for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under

the Planning and Development Acts. The deadline for submission of completed applications is 4pm

on Thursday 31st January 2019.

Application forms and particulars are available to download here;

Irish Water delivers two new on road/off road vehicles to Mayo County Council to ensure better service delivery to customers on Inishturk and Clare Island

Irish Water Inishturk

Irish Water has delivered two new work vehicles to Mayo County Council as part of its ongoing strategy to improve the service delivered to customers on Iniskturk and Clare Island.

The provision of these new on road/off road vehicles will help ensure staff working on the two islands continue to deliver an efficient and reliable service to our customers in greater safety, while at the same time significantly reducing overall operating costs.

The new vehicles will be operated by Mayo County Council on behalf of Irish Water, and will be used for the maintenance and upkeep of the water networks on both islands, in routine, reactive and emergency situations.

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Mayo County Council and Gardai Launch Christmas Anti-Drink and Drug Driving Campaign

Christmas Road Campaign 2018

THE road safety office of Mayo County Council and Gardai in Mayo launched their annual Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign this morning on the N5 where motorists were handed out information leaflets and lollipops with a road safety message at a Garda check point .

People who decide to get behind the wheel with alcohol or drugs in their system are being warned they run the risk of killing themselves or somebody else.

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Lifting of Boil Water Notice for Ballycastle Public Water Supply

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Lifting of Boil Water Notice
Ballycastle Public Water Supply
Irish Water & Mayo County Council

Date: Tuesday 04th of December 2018

Irish Water and Mayo County Council wishes to notify all customers on the Ballycastle Public Water Supply and consumers on the Corrower/Sea Road and Lisbrin group water schemes which are served from the Ballycastle supply, that after consultation with the Health Service Executive, that the boil water notice imposed on the supply on the 12th of October 2018, is now lifted with immediate effect.

Lift Areas: All persons served by the Ballycastle Public Water Scheme and the following Group Water Schemes: Corrower/Sea Road GWS and Lisbrin GWS.

Further information and a map of the Ballycastle scheme, detailing the areas where this BWN lift notice applies can be found here:

Mayo Public Participation Network are holding a Plenary & Information evening for all Community Groups in Mayo.

PPN Logo

Mayo PPN is to be the main link through which Mayo County Council connects with the community, voluntary and environmental sectors in the county.  The main aim of Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN) is to enable the public to take an active role in policy making and oversight activities of the local authority and to have an input into future development in their community, county and country. The network works at municipal district level and at county level. 

The Information evening will take place in Lough Lannagh Holiday Village, Castlebar on this Wed 5th Dec 2018 at 7.30pm.

It’s a free event but you must register


Or call Mary at 094 906 4358


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Minister Michael Ring and Cathaoirleach Blackie K Gavin turn sod on Irish Water’s €19m investment projects in Killala, Foxford and Charlestown

Irish Water Foxford

Works will stop the discharge of untreated sewage

Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring and Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Blackie K Gavin today (Friday) officially turned the sod for three wastewater treatment plants in Co Mayo as part of a €19 million investment by Irish Water

Working in partnership with Mayo County Council, Irish Water is investing €19 million in upgrading the Foxford and Charlestown wastewater schemes replace the existing ageing infrastructure and providing new and efficient treatment systems in order to meet the current and future needs of the communities.

The new Killala Sewerage Scheme will stop untreated wastewater being discharged directly into Killala Bay. The practice of discharging untreated wastewater to the bay is not acceptable and Irish Water intends to rectify this problem in conjunction with Mayo County Council by constructing a new Wastewater Treatment Plant to ensure that effluent discharging to Killala Bay meets appropriate discharge standards.

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‘Peas BE Kind and Leave the Plastic Behind’ - Mayo County Council launch new reusable veggie bag campaign

Peas Be Kind

Mayo County Council and Liam Cannon’s Vegetable shop Castlebar have partnered on a unique environment campaign where customers can support Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Ireland, and also help the environment at the same time. The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr. Blackie Gavin launched the campaign last week with a colourful photoshoot in Liam Cannon’s Fruit & Veg Shop.

The campaign, which has been branded with the slogan ‘Peas be Kind & Leave the Plastic Behind’ aims to encourage customers visiting the shop to reduce their use of plastic by placing their produce in durable cotton bags which they can use over & over again. Customers can donate €3 to the MS Society and receive a beautiful reusable branded freetrade cotton bag.

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UPSTART: A Programme of Events Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018


Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is nationally recognised for its work in the area of Arts & Disability and has been leading, supporting and developing relevant programmes throughout Mayo and beyond. In 2010 the Arts Service initiated the UPSTARTscheme, centred around International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd. This scheme provides support for arts projects/events in Mayo which provide access to quality arts experiences for people with disabilities in their own locality.

This year, five projects received funding through both the UPSTART and Creative Ireland Mayo funding schemes. A series of launches of project outcomes will happen between December 3rd and 11th 2018.

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Mayo County Council welcomes confirmation of €3.2m government funding for Ballina under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund 2018

Ballina Military Barracks

Mayo County Council welcomes confirmation of €3.2m government funding, under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund 2018 for the transformation of Ballina's 18th century military barracks into Ballina Innovation Quarter, facilitating the creation of 210 jobs within three years.

As a key part of Project Ireland 2040 – the Government’s National Planning Framework and National Development Plan – the fund will help to rejuvenate significant but underused areas in Ireland’s five cities and large towns, including Ballina and Castlebar. The aim of the URDF is to stimulate new residential and commercial development, which will be supported by new services and amenities and will aim to achieve the ‘compact growth’ that was set out in Project Ireland 2040

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Official opening of €10 million investment in the Lough Mask Water Supply Scheme

Lough Mask Opening

Today, Mayo County Council working in partnership with Roscommon and Galway County Councils and Irish Water, celebrated the official opening of the €10 million investment in an extension of the Lough Mask Water Supply Scheme in Co Mayo to Ballinlough in Co Roscommon, and Williamstown in Co Galway. This is the first time a major water supply is supplying three counties and underpins the importance of a one-utility approach. 

The official opening took place in Williamstown and was performed by Ciaran Cannon TD, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;  Leas-Chathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michael Loftus; Leas-Chathaoirleach of Galway County Council, Cllr Peter Keaveney; Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Cllr Ivan Connaughton and Declan Geraghty from Williamstown. 

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Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy


The Draft and the associated environmental documents, an SEA Environmental Report (ER), a Natura Impact Statement (NIR) and a Regional Flood Risk Assessment (RFRA) are available at:

 The consultation process period for submissions will extend to 17.00 on 8th February, 2018 and may be made in the following ways:



Mail:         ‘RSES Submissions’, NWRA, The Square, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. F45 W674

Dept of Housing, Planning & Local Govt. Transboundary Espoo/EIA Consultation - Proposed Wylfa Newydd nuclear Power Plant, Wales

Please find related documentation here

Draft Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy - Public Consultation


The Northern & Western Regional Assembly has published a Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the region. This will replace the current Regional Planning Guidelines and is drawn up in conjunction with the various enterprise and economic development agencies.

The consultation period for making submissions on the Draft RSES to the Regional Assembly is open until 5pm on 9th February 2019.

The Draft RSES and supporting documents are available to view/download from

13 Mayo Firefighters honoured for long service at National Fire Service Awards in Dublin

Fire Long Service Awards

Thirteen Mayo firefighters with a combined service record of 270 years were honoured at the National Fire Service Awards in Dublin on Thursday, November 15.

Frank O’Malley, Louisburgh, Iain Smyth, Castlebar, and Henry Mellott, Ballinrobe, were all in receipt of 40-year service to the fire brigade awards.

John Brady, Claremorris, Eugene McIntyre, Charlestown, and Desmond Maughan, Crossmolina, were in receipt of 30-year awards.

Thomas Moran, Achill, Michael Moran, Kiltimagh, Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer Aileen O’Connell, Assistant Fire Officer Donal Reilly, Simon Craig, Charlestown, Christopher Walsh, Charlestown, and Bernadette Murray, Achill, all received awards for 20-year service.


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Dog Microchipping Day on Thursday 29th of November

Dog 900 Wide

Please be advised that all appointments for free microchipping are now filled.

Thank you for your interest.

Mayo County Council promoting responsible dog ownership

Mayo Pride of Place Winners

Balla Pride of Place Winners

County Mayo community groups were honoured at the annual IPB Pride of Place awards held in Cork City Hall on Saturday evening (November 17).

Balla lifted the best Urban Neighbourhood/Village with a population between 300 and 1000 with the Erris branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association coming runners up in the Community Wellbeing Initiative category.

Mayo was represented by three projects at the awards – Balla, Erris IWA and Céide Coast Community Tourism project. All three were nominated earlier in the year by Mayo County Council.

Representatives from all three projects were among the 800 strong crowd in City Hall, Cork.

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Cleaner Community Awards Night 2018

Cleaner Community

Mayo County Council is hosting its 27th annual Cleaner Community Awards, next Tuesday night the 20th November in Breaffy House Hotel.  This night is one of the main highlights of the Council’s calendar which brings together MCC Staff, Councillors and Community groups from around the County.

The Environment, Climate Change and Agriculture Section of Mayo County Council organise this Cleaner Community Campaign and Litter Action League each year.  These competitions would not come to fruition without the huge voluntary involvement and dedication of the many community groups throughout the County.

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Development of Sports Hubs a Key Priority for Mayo Sports Partnership

Sports Partnership Report

21,004 people participating in 57 local programmes,  Dormant Account funding for two Community Sports Hubs in Ballyhaunis and Ballinrobe, Healthy Ireland funding for a sports equipment library and Women in Sport seminars, 1,200 people participating in the Operation Transformation Mayo programme, further expansion of the Mayo parkrun network in Claremorris, 2,000 participants in the 8th West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon/Primary Schools Mini Mini Fun Run and 42 sports initiatives supported through the annual Special Participation Initiative small grants scheme were key outcomes from the recently published 2017 Annual Report of the Mayo Sports Partnership.

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Potential jobs boost for Castlebar, as acquisition of CloudStrong by Dublin company Arkphire is announced

Cloudstrong Arkphire

Mayo County Council welcomes the announcement of the acquisition of CloudStrong, the Castlebar based specialist cloud solution provider, by consulting and managed-services firm Arkphire.

Founded in 2011, CloudStrong currently employs 12 people in Castlebar and provides cloud consultancy services and solutions to the small and medium sized enterprise market.

Speaking of this new development in the local enterprise sector John Magee Head of LEO Mayo stated “We are delighted to learn of the acquisition of local company Cloudstrong by Arkphire. The new deal will likely see a period of investment in the Castlebar operation and has the potential to lead to significant job creation, which would further boost the local economy”

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Excel 2018 - Youth Arts Programme

Excel 2018

EXCEL 2018 is Mayo County Council Arts Service’s annual celebration of young people’s creativity (ages 13-19).  This year we have fabulous events taking place in the month of November. We have also teamed up with the various Art Venues in Mayo to provide a wide range of arts activities throughout the County. Through 'Snack Sized' Workshops school groups get a chance to take part in the arts and explore their creativity. We also have a series of workshops and masterclasses taking place with specific youth organisations throughout Mayo. These groups get a chance to upskill with arts professionals. 

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Public Consultation – Ireland’s New National Digital Strategy

Digital Strategy

The Government launched a Public Consultation on a new National Digital Strategy on the 22nd of October, running for one month, inviting members of the public and interested stakeholders to make submissions. Your submission will help identify the issues and priorities that matter to the citizens, businesses, and communities of Ireland, and create a strong new National Digital Strategy.


Find out more about the Public Consultation on Ireland’s New National Digital Strategy here.

N60 Contract Signing

N60 Road Signing

The contract for the construction of the upgrade of the N60 at Lagnamuck between Mayo County Council and P&D Lydon civil engineers was signed this morning at Aras an Chontae Castlebar, with works commencing in the coming weeks and due for completion before the end of 2019.

The project is the first of a number of minor improvements planned for the N60 Castlebar to Claremorris Road. The N60 Lagnamuck scheme is located immediately west of Balla town.

“The N60 is a vital link connecting the vibrant community of Balla to the county town and is part of an important commuter route between Claremorris and Castlebar. This is an investment in our local communities, the enhancement of our roadways is imperative for the safety of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. We are always mindful that the better our roads infrastructure, the better our opportunity to attract tourism, enterprise and direct investment.” Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council.

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N26 Roadworks - Ballina


Mayo County Council are aware of the inconvenience which has been caused by the ongoing essential Mainline Works on the N26 approach road and have introduced measures in an attempt to reduce delays.

The works, which are part of a €1.2 million Road Improvement Scheme, will see the lifespan of the N26 approach road to Ballina extended by more than 20 years.

The council apologises for the delays to motorists, particularly at peak hours, due to the essential works and can confirm that the traffic management system in place will not operate between Friday evenings and Monday mornings up to the works expected completion on Saturday, December 8th.

Mayo County Council would encourage motorists to allow for additional time at peak hours on weekdays.

Ireland and Argentina to contest for cup named after Mayo man

Admiral Brown Cup

Did you know that this Saturday in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, the Ireland vs Argentina November rugby international will see the two nations compete for the Admiral Brown Cup.

Mayo County Council are delighted to be associated with the Admiral Brown Cup, named after the first Admiral of the Argentinian Navy, Foxford native Admiral William Brown.

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Irish Water’s new €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet to serve 2,500 people and ensure capacity for economic and population growth

Belmullet Treatment Plant

Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council today officially opened the new wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet, Co Mayo.

Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, has completed a €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet which will benefit over 1,000 local people and visitors to the town and provide the capacity to treat wastewater for a population of up to 2,500 people. The new wastewater treatment plant at Corclough, together with a new treated water outfall into Blacksod Bay, will bring benefits to the town and surrounding areas in terms of health, environmental protection and improved water quality for all.

The development was officially opened by Deputy Michael Ring, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development and Councillor Blackie Gavin, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council.

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Boil Water Notice issued for Ballycastle Public Water Supply

Irish Water with MCC Logos 900

Issued 12th October 2018 - Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Mayo County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for the area supplied by the Ballycastle Public Water Supply and the Corrower/Sea Road Group Water Scheme and Lisbrin Group Water Scheme to protect consumers following a recent drinking water quality test.

The Boil Water Notice has been put in place following a detection of cryptosporidium in the water.

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Mayo to digitally record telecommunications ducting infrastructure in the county

Rialtas na hEireann

Mayo’s Digital Development Office was successful in an application for funding through the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Digital Innovation Fund. The office received €16,244 towards a project which aims to digitally record the telecommunications ducting infrastructure in the county.

Mayo County Council has made arrangements for the recycling of Christmas Trees after the Christmas season.

Any person who wishes to avail of this free service is invited to deposit their real Christmas tree at any of the following locations before Saturday, 26th January 2019 

Recycling Of Christmas Tree Locations 2019


Adopted Bye-Laws for the West Mayo Municipal District – Street Parking, Car Park

Bye Laws

The Adopted Bye-Laws for the West Mayo Municipal District – Street Parking, Car Park, Bus Bay and Horse Drawn Hackney Carriages can be found here

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