• Claremorris Gardai are investigating following the theft of two power washers at a property in Bellaghy, Charlestown overnight.

    The incident occurred around 1am where a dark coloured people carrier was involved.

    The owner of the equipment is offering a reward for their recovery.

    Gardai are calling for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity between midnight and 1.30am this morning to contact them at Claremorris Garda Station on 094 93 72080.

  • Irish Water is informing customers in the Bellaghy area that they have been transferred back to the Lough Talt water supply, following the lifting of the boil water notice on the Lough Talt supply last week.

    Customers in Bellaghy had been receiving water from the Charlestown Public Water Supply, but have now been transferred back to the Lough Talt supply, after the boil water notice which was in place for almost two years was lifted, following €10 million upgrade works.

    As part of the upgrade works, Irish Water installed new treatment processes at the Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant, which mitigate against the formation of THMs, protect against cryptosporidium and improve the water quality.

  • Irish Water has confirmed that a number of areas have been removed from the Lough Talt boil water notice, which was put in place in February, following the detection of cryptosporidium.

    Bellaghy customers are now receiving a clean water supply from Charlestown and no longer need to boil water before consumption.

    This is good news for some 785 customers in the Bellaghy area.

    A number of other areas in Co Sligo have also been removed from the boil water notice – including Sandyhill, Cloonaughill, Cully, the southern 80% part of Bunnacrannagh, Brackloonagh, Brogher, Lissard, and Curryfuel.

    Irish Water will telephone or write to the customers in the Bunnacrannagh area who are being removed from the Boil Water Notice and customers who reside in this area are advised to keep boiling water before consumption until they receive either a call or letter from Irish Water.

    However, customers in the towns of Tubbercurry and Ballymote and a large rural hinterland are still being urged to boil water before use.

    This boil notice also includes customers supplied by the Ogham Group Water Scheme (GWS) in Co Sligo and the following areas in Co Mayo: Cloontia, Doocastle, and the Moylough GWS.