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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Public Consultation: for sustainable access and habitat restoration work on Croagh Patrick


The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group was formed in November, 2015 as a Community response to concerns over the condition of the mountain together with concerns around safety, liability of shareholders and landowners, the status of the Croagh Patrick as Ireland’s Holy Mountain  and the absence of structures to manage the impact of growing numbers of recreational users on the natural environment, habitats and ecosystems of the area.

The group has a broad representation of stakeholders including Mountain Shareholders, Church, Murrisk Community, Mayo County Council, South West Mayo Development Company, Mountaineering Ireland, Mayo Mountain Rescue, Croagh Patrick Archaeological Society and Tourism and Adventure Sectors. The Group is chaired by Mr. Martin Keating, Head of Environment, Climate Change and Agriculture, Mayo County Council.

The Croagh Patrick Stakeholder Group in partnership with Mayo County Council will hold a public consultation evening in Westport Town Hall Theatre from 4:30pm -7:30pm on Thursday 15th August 2019. This drop-in event will have the plans on display to gain feedback for this part of the process.


Westport Smarter travel - Bike Buffet

Join in the fun as Westport Smarter Travel cycle from restaurant to restaurant to sample some of Westport’s finest foods on Friday 23rd August. Bring your bike, helmet, hi-vis, lights, a hungry belly and your cycling legs!

Cost: €20 (under 12’s €12.50)
Meeting point: Town Hall Theatre at 6.30pm
Book your place or collect your ticket at Westport Town Hall Theatre or phone (098) 28459.

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GAA President and Council chiefs back All Ireland Semi Final road safety campaign

Mayo v Dublin 2019

Ahead of Saturday's All Ireland Semi-Final between Mayo and Dublin, President of the GAA Mr John Horan, Chief Executive of Mayo County Council Mr Peter Hynes and Dublin City Council Chief Executive Owen P Keegan are backing a joint campaign, ‘Be a team player on the road to Croker’, which is being led by Road Safety Officers in both County Councils.

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Mary Robinson Centre – Agreement on purchase of Victoria House, Ballina, Co Mayo

MCC News (Temporary)

Mayo County Council has today confirmed  that agreement has been reached on the purchase of Victoria House, Ballina , Co Mayo.

Contracts and paperwork will be completed over the coming weeks and subject to all relevant requirements, construction of the Mary Robinson Centre will commence in November 2019.

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Mayo County Council welcomes An Bord Pleanála decision to allow realignment of R312

R312 Realignment

Mayo County Council welcomes the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the Realignment of the R312 Regional road at Muckanagh and Kilgarve, Glenisland, Castlebar.

An Bord Pleaála has granted permission following an Inspector’s report which stated that the works would not adversely affect the integrity of the site in respect of it’s conservation objectives.

The realignment project on the Castlebar-Belmullet road will be a priority for Mayo County Council in the coming months.

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Public Alert Notice - Cloonmore/Cloonlavish Group Water Scheme - Do Not Drink Water

Do Not Drink - Cloonmore GWS

It has come to the attention of Mayo County Council that the water supply served by the Cloonmore/Cloonlavish Group Water Scheme is contaminated by hydrocarbons (i.e. Oil contamination).

Following advice from the Health Services Executive, Mayo County Council are issuing a Do Not Drink Notice to protect the health of users of the Cloonmore/Cloonlavish Group Water Scheme.

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Does your dog have a licence?

Dog Licences

Mayo County Council would like to advise dog owners that the Dog Warden will be in the following and surrounding areas over the next few months:

Crossmolina, Achill, Bangor, Knock & Kilkelly, Castlebar Town, Charlestown

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Call for ideas for Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2019

Social Inclusion Cropped

Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place from 14th-20th October 2019. This week follows on from similarly dedicated weeks held in 2017 and 2018 with lots of showcase events in many areas throughout the county.

A brochure of events is currently being compiled. If you would like to be included in the brochure please complete the attached booking form and return it to the Community and Integrated Development Section Mayo County Council by August 30th, 2019.

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Peter Hynes 

At the July monthly meeting of Mayo County Council, which took place yesterday Monday July 8th , Chief Executive, Peter Hynes circulated and discussed the first Management report issued to the New Council outlining the opportunity to set a clear direction and vision for County Mayo over the five years of the Council.

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Notice of Consideration of Setting a Local Adjustment Factor

‌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 2019 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 9th August 2019 and be sent to:

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

Or, via email to:

Signed:             Peter Hynes                
                        Chief Executive

Dated:              2nd July 2019

It’s Not In Our Nature – Is It In Yours? Let’s tackle illegal dumping!

Anti Dumping 2019

Local Authorities across the country are running an Anti Dumping campaign – “Its Not in our Nature – Is it in Yours? Lets tackle illegal dumping.”  This campaign builds on a successful initiative carried out by the Connacht Ulster Waste Region in 2018.  The campaign will be communicated through various platforms including newspaper, radio, social media, and county council websites.

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