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Mayo County Cathaoirleach

Blackie K. Gavin

Blackie K. Gavin

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Mayo County Council welcomes launch of the Draft National Marine Planning Framework


Mayo County Council welcomes todays launch of the draft National Marine Planning Framework, by Minister Eoghan Murphy, TD and Minister of State Damian English, TD.

The Framework document sets out the forward planning component of the new Marine Planning system.

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Mayo County Council welcomes Rural Regeneration Development Fund announcement

Cathaoirleach Of Mayo County Council Welcomes €6.5 Million Investment For Three Landmark Tourism Projects In The County

Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today announced 26 projects nationwide which will be allocated funding of €62 million under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, a key component of Project Ireland 2040.  Mayo County Council has welcomed the €6.5 million in funding which has been announced for three landmark projects in the County.

The three projects allocated funding under the Rural Regeneration and Development fund are Ballintubber Abbey Culture and Heritage Visitor Centre, - Visitor Centre and Tourism Hub, Eachléim and The Clew Bay Greenway Project.

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Per Cent for Art Commission, Wild Neiphin Ballycroy National Park, Co. Mayo.

Ballycroy Visitors Centre

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a Per Cent for Art commission for Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the visitor centre at Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park in 2019 the OPW have announced a Public Art Commission. An OPW Per Cent for Art Commission in collaboration with National Parks & Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Mayo County Council Arts Office.

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Mayo Public Participation Network Welcomes New Community Members to Mayo County Council's Strategic Policy Committees

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The Public Participation Network (PPN) works in partnership with Mayo County Council and is the main link through which the local authority connects with the community, voluntary and environmental sectors.

Mayo Public Participation Network recently held elections for Mayo County Council Strategic Policy Committees (SPC’s) on Thursday 24th October 2019 in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar.

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Mayo County Council welcome funding for nine Communities in Mayo

Town & Village Renewal 2019

Mayo County Council welcome funding for nine Communities in Mayo today as the Town and Village Renewal Scheme is announced . Communities benefiting from this fund include Ballycastle, Barnacarroll, Glencastle, Inver, Killasser, Killawalla, Killeen, Kilmeena and Roundfort.

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N5 Road Signing 2019

Following the recent announcement of Cabinet approval for the construction of the N5 Westport to Turlough Road, contract signing took place at the offices of Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae earlier this week.

The development, at an overall cost of €241 million, involves the construction of 20.3km of dual carriageway from Westport to Turlough.  The route stretches from Deerpark East in Westport to the village of Ballyneggin, near Turlough, Castlebar, in addition to a 2.5km single carriageway link to the N59 Westport to Mulranny national secondary road.

Winning Contractors, Wills Bam, together with representatives from Mayo County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Roughan & O’Donovan moved the project along with the signing of contracts on this most significant project for the West of Ireland.

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Launch of Public Art Commission: amphitheatre for introverts (and others)

Alice Lyons Launch Oct 2019

Mayo County Council Arts Service launched the public art commission amphitheatre for introverts (and others) by writer artist Alice Lyons, at the new Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh, last Wednesday morning the 30th October.

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Texting drivers are brought to a DEAD halt: hearse used to deliver message to dangerous motorists

Dont Text And Drive

As part of a week-long scheme titled 'Dying to send a reply? Stay alive, Don’t text and drive ', Mr Michael Kilcoyne, a funeral director and Councillor, has put this very strong message on his hearse and teamed up with the road safety office of Mayo County Council.

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Keeping Your Dog Safe At Halloween

Dog Template

With Halloween approaching its time to start preparing to keep your dog safe at this ‘’Scary’’ time. At this time of year, our dog warden's office experiences an increasing number of calls to report stray or missing dogs.

Our Dog Warden, Laura Mulligan, has put some tips together for how you can keep your dog or any family pet safe at this time.

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Vacant Homes 810 X 455

Director of Services at Mayo County Council, Tom Gilligan and instigator of the web portal,, is asking owners of vacant homes to come forward to help families get the gift of a home for Christmas.

Bringing vacant homes back into use is potentially a quicker and faster way to increase the housing supply and will help get more people out of homelessness and emergency accommodation.

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Save our Planet competition for schools launched by Mayo County Council and CARO

Save Our Planet Comp

Do you have a project or potential project that will help your school act on the climate and biodiversity emergency? Mayo County Council will give €500 to the best school project that helps address this emergency. Your school can undertake a project on any element of the climate and biodiversity emergency such as plastic, food, energy, fashion, water, transport and biodiversity.

The successful projects will receive €500 funding at the awards ceremony in January 2020 to implement the project in your school.


Mayo County Council welcomes Minister Ring’s allocation of additional funding of €500,000 to Mayo LEADER Local Action Group


Mayo County Council welcomes the announcement this morning that Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has allocated an additional €500,000 to the Mayo LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) as one of the top ten performing LAGs nationally under the LEADER programme.

The selection of Mayo LEADER LAG comes after a nationwide assessment of the level of funding approved and the level of funding drawn down in respect of projects on 20 September 2019, with the county assessed in second place overall.

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N17 Knock to Collooney Option Selection Process Commences

N17 Knock to Collooney Announcement

he first Public Consultation with regard to the proposed upgrade of the N17 between Knock and Collooney, will take place in Charlestown (Library Building) and Tobercurry (One Stop Shop) on the 24th and 25th of October respectively, between 1pm and 7pm on both days.

Improvements to the existing N17 Knock to Collooney national primary route, have been established in the Governments National Development Plan as a potential means of improving regional accessibility along the Atlantic Economic Corridor and to the north-west of Ireland.

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Boil Water Notice issued for Knock Airport Public Water Supply

Boil Water Notice

Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Mayo County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for those businesses and customers supplied by the Knock Airport Public Water Supply. This also affects Cloonlyon Group Water Scheme along with Knock Airport, Cloonlyon National School and approximately 15 households.

The Boil Water Notice has been put in place following the detection of cryptosporidium in the Knock Airport Public Water Supply.

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