Kilmaine is to see an improvement in water quality in the area with the announcement this week that the Lough Mask regional water supply scheme is to be extended to the village. This will be funded as part of the Water Services Investment Programme 2010 to 2013 and it will allow for the construction of a water main from Ballinrobe to Kilmaine at a cost of €2.025 million. The funding will be awarded by the Minister for the Environment, Community, and Local Government Phil Hogan to allow Mayo County Council to advance the scheme to construction as soon as possible.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement. He said: “The extension of the Lough Mask regional water supply scheme to Kilmaine represents a welcome investment that will support economic growth in the area as well as improve water quality in the locality. I understand the construction of the water main and associated reservoir will cost €1.475 million and a further €0.55 million will be spent on water main rehabilitation in the Kilmaine area. The Lough Mask regional water supply scheme is a vital asset for the water supply in County Mayo and its further development is strongly welcomed.”
While most eyes last weekend were on Westport United’s big game in Lecarrow in the Connacht Junior Cup, there were still three rounds of games in the Elverys Sports Super League. Ballina Town made it three wins from three with a 7-2 win over Claremorris at home. That is 19 goals scored in three games by the north Mayo men, who are laying down a serious assault on this year’s title. Their goals came from a David O’Mahony hat-trick with Barry Higgins, Daniel Gorman, Pat Duffy, and Ben McGarry all chipping in with goals.
Garavan at the Clew Bay Hotel Gallery
Irish students have been able to have an Erasmus year abroad for nearly 30 years. But did you know that young entrepreneurs who have recently set up a business have the same opportunity? An EU scheme is funding international business exchanges for go-ahead young people and for host businesses eager for new ideas.
One of my kids showed me a cartoon the other day that cracked me up. The picture is of two sheep looking nervous is the foreground with a farmer and sheepdog visible behind them.