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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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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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