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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Connecting with our Mayo’s in the US for St Patricks Day


Our Mayo County Council delegation were honoured to attend and participate in the St Patricks Day parade in Philadelphia on Sunday last with the Mayo Association of Philadelpia.


Earth Hour 2019

Earth Hour 2019

Mayo County Council is joining the global movement to protect our planet and you can get involved too!

On Saturday March 30th from 8:30 – 9.30pm millions of people around the planet will take part in WWF’s Earth Hour. By turning off non-essential lights for one hour, people can demonstrate their care and concern for the environment in a collective worldwide effort. Mayo County Council will be powering down and we would like you to join us.

You can learn more about how to join us by clicking here

Celebrating our communities on Mayo Day

The Big Hello - Mayo Day

National Community Weekend 4th – 6th May 2019

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 ‘Big Hello’ National Community Weekend initiative have funding available for community events taking place from May 4th – 6th 2019. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 22nd.

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Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme 2019

Regional Festival Application Logo

The Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme is aimed at supporting events which drive domestic tourism while also appealing to our best practice visitor segments. Applications are now open for 2019. Eligible applicants can apply before the deadline of 5pm on Friday, March 29th 2019.

Full information, eligibility criteria and application forms here:


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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Mayo Entrepreneurs Win Innovation Award At Westmeath Enterprise Award 2019

LEO Week - Efficient Farm

Mayo man Alan Heaney along with business partner Niall McGauran won the Innovation Award for their business Efficient Farm Solutions Ltd at the Westmeath Enterprise Awards which took place in the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar on March 7th.

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Older Road User Information Day

Older Driver Conference Launch

Are you aged 50 and over? Do you enjoy driving, cycling and walking but sometimes feel anxious on the road with all the changes there has been over the years?

To help you through some of the more stressful aspects of being a Road User today, an Older Road Users Information Day is being held in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, on Thursday, 14 March 2019, from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

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Mayo Arts Service is delighted to present, Grounded – A Youth Theatre Event.

Grounded - Youth Event

Grounded has been supported by Creative Ireland. The event will take place on Saturday March 9th in GMIT, Castlebar from 10-5pm and the cost of running the event is covered by the funders.  It is aimed at those attending youth theatre or those with an interest in finding out more about youth theatre and those in the 14-20 age range.

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KCAT Residency in Mayo

KCAT Residency 2019

Mayo County Council Arts Service is delighted to announce details of their forthcoming Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent (KCAT) Residency. The residency will see five artists from the Callen based artists’s collective spend a week facilitating visual arts workshops with groups and artists with disabilities throughout Mayo from 19th to 22nd March 2019.

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Free Family Fun Day trí Ghaeilge Returns

Free Family Fun Day 2019 in Irish

Oifig na Gaeilge, Mayo County Council in conjunction with Conradh na Gaeilge are delighted to announce the return of Lá Spraoi Teaghlaigh trí Ghaeilge (Free Family Fun Day trí Ghaeilge).

 Lá Spraoi Teaghlaigh trí  Ghaeilge ar ais linn

Tá sé de phléisiúr ag Oifig na Gaeilge, Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo i gcomhar le Conradh na Gaeilge a fhógairt go mbeidh Lá Spraoi Teaghlaigh trí Ghaeilge Ghaeilge saor in aisce (Free Family Fun Day trí Ghaeilge) á reáchtáil arís i mbliana.

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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’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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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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