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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Richard Finn

Richard Finn

Phone: (094) 9362216 or (087) 2536343
Email: rfinn@cllr.mayococo.ie
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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.

Read more: http://www.mayococo.ie/en/News/


N26 Roadworks - Ballina

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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.

Full story: www.mayo.ie/news/39bKe


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.

Full Story: www.mayo.ie/news/dxf4c


Mayo People of the Year Awards 2018 - Meet the Winners

2018 People of the Year

As a proud partner organisation of the Rehab Group Mayo People of the Year Awards, over the coming weeks we will have daily features on all of the winners for the 2018 Awards, taking place in Breaffy House Hotel & Spa Resort on Friday, Nov 23rd.

To view our winners feature, updated daily, please click on this link: www.mayo.ie/news/SJZOD


Lough Talt boil water notice lifted with immediate effect

Irish Water with MCC Logos 900

Issued October 25 2018 - Following consultation with the Health Service Executive, Irish Water working in partnership with Sligo and Mayo County Councils advise that the boil water notice for the area supplied by the Lough Talt Public Water Supply is lifted with immediate effect.

The boil water notice was put in place on February 5 2018 following a detection of cryptosporidium during routine sampling at the water treatment plant. An increased continuous weekly sampling plan was implemented and five further detections of cryptosporidium were found both at the plant and in the supply network during the month of February.

Full press release: http://www.mayococo.ie/en/News/


Keeping your dog safe at Halloween

Dog 900 Wide

Advice from L. Mulligan, Dog Warden   

 

  • Exercise your dog well and earlier in the day.
  • Keep them on a lead at all times when outside.
  • Make sure they are wearing a collar with an ID tag and your contact number.
  • Check your dog’s microchip details are up to date. 
  • Keep your dog inside during fireworks, making sure that there is someone at home with them.
  • Close all doors, windows and curtains.
  • Play calming music (yoga or mediation music is good).
  • If your dog is sensitive to loud noises, make them an area that they can retreat to where they can feel safe i.e. a crate with a blanket over it, a cardboard box or under a table with a blanket covering it. don’t try to coax them out they will come out when they feel safe.
  • Give them something to do, play with their favourite toy or give them a treat to chew on.

If your dog goes missing or you find a dog contact the Dog Warden Service at Mayo County Council http://www.mayococo.ie/en/Services/VeterinaryDogWarden/MissingandStrayDogs/

or your local Garda Station giving them a description of the dog, where it went missing/found and your contact details.

 

Mayo County Council promoting responsible dog ownership.


Nine Mayo communities set to get a cleaner drinking water supply

Irish Water with MCC Logos 900

Businesses and residents in nine areas across Mayo are to benefit from improved drinking water quality following upgrade works by Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council. Water treatment plants in Mulranny, Kiltimagh, Swinford, Foxford, Erris, Wherrew (Ardagh), Newport, Westport and Louisburgh are undergoing upgrades to improve the performance of the plants.

 

Full story: www.mayo.ie/news/WTT7R


Winter’s on its way and the gritters are ready for action

Gritter

With the winter season upon us, Mayo County Council is urging drivers to always drive to the weather conditions in order to keep safe on the roads.
Gritters are geared up for call outs of the winter season and Local salt barns have been piled to capacity ahead of this winter.
Mayo County Council delivers an annual winter maintenance service with gritters on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the season, which runs from the 15th October until 30th April each year.

Full story: www.mayo.ie/news/MiDtN


2018 Mayo People of the Year Awards Recipients Announced

2018 People of the Year

The recipients of the 2018 Mayo People of the Year Awards have been announced.

The awards will be presented at the gala banquet in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, on Friday night November 23

Full list of recipients & further info: www.mayo.ie/news/ox05O 


Gardai and Mayo County Council urging pedestrians to be more visible during dark winter nights

Hi Viz Campaign

As Halloween approaches, Mayo County Council and An Garda Siochana are reminding pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to make themselves more visible during the dark winter nights.

In an innovative move designed to reduce the death toll on Irish roads, all Garda cars in Co. Mayo are to carry a stock in all their patrol vehicles of high-visibility vests to be given out to poorly-lit pedestrians and cyclists.

Full story: www.mayo.ie/news/taGQt


Mayo County Council welcomes announcement of new Ryanair service between Ireland West Airport Knock and Cologne, Germany

Ireland West Airport Knock Logo

Mayo County Council are delighted to welcome the announcement from Ryanair of its new service connecting Cologne, Germany, to Ireland West Airport in Co. Mayo.

The announcement of this twice-weekly direct service connects Mayo with Germany’s fourth largest city and one of its most beautiful tourist spots.

Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, expressed his delight at Ryanair’s announcement; “This announcement is great news for Ireland West Airport and for Mayo as a whole. Tourism is vital to Mayo and this new link has the potential to bring thousands of German tourists to our doorstep ”

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council , Cllr Blackie Gavin welcomed the news outlining “This new route offers people from the Rhine area of Germany a new holiday destination and with the Wild Atlantic Way, Westport House, Foxford Woollen Mills, The National Museum of Country life  and many other prominent tourist attractions in our county, Mayo is a must-see destination for visitors. Ryanair’s commitment to Ireland West Airport with this new route only confirms that.”


Syrian children write book on experiences in Mayo

A Strong Heart

Great to see a feature on 'A Strong Heart', a book written by Syrian children detailing their experiences since moving to Mayo, on RTÉ News last night, as part of Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week 

The project - overseen by Mayo County Council and South West Mayo Development Company - will see the book distributed around the county.

You can view the clip and read more at this link: www.mayo.ie/news/vXP2I


STORM CALLUM UPDATES

Weather Response

Full updates on areas and roads affected by Storm Callum and Mayo County Council response can be found at this link: www.mayo.ie/news/NqZVp

Information will be updated at that link as it becomes available


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.

For full informatio please click here: www.mayo.ie/news/Zwn3y


Preparing for Status Orange Weather Warning - 11th October 2018

Status Orange Weather Warning

In anticipation of Storm Callum, MET Éireann have issued a Status Orange Weather Warning for Wind, coming into effect for Mayo and surrounding Counties this evening, Thursday 11th October and continuing into tomorrow, Friday 12th  October.

It is important that people within the affected area of a weather warning are prepared appropriately for anticipated conditions. We have listed a number of guidelines that we would advise to follow to help be prepared for such weather conditions at this link: www.mayo.ie/news/cwi8u


Ballinrobe Heritage Iron and Craft Festival 12th to 14th October

Ballinrobe Iron & Craft

Master blacksmiths and craftspeople from all over Ireland will be in Ballinrobe this weekend (12th to 14th October), along with local craftspeople, musicians, dancers and food producers, for the Ballinrobe Heritage Iron and Craft festival.

Ballinrobe Library Grounds will be bustling with the sights and sounds of the blacksmith’s forge as master craftsmen repair and breathe new life into heritage ironwork and create new pieces. Over the weekend there will be demonstrations and masterclasses, including basic forging skills, heritage forging techniques, and making decorative and small pieces.

Along with blacksmithing, there will be basket weaving, pottery making, woodturning, traditional straw craft, food, walking tours, storytelling, talks and lots more free events for all the family to enjoy.

 

For full details of the festival see www.mayococo.ie/heritage


AFFECTED ROADS / ROAD CLOSURES (FLOODING)

Road Closure Update

An updated list of affected/closed roads due to flooding is available at this link:

Roads include: R312, R316, L1723, R315, L1400, L5708

Please exercise extreme caution and avoid closed roads


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