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    €30,000 has been granted for traffic calming measures in the village of Kilkelly.

    Local Fianna Fail Cllr. John Caulfield says Kilkelly is the shortest route on to the N17 for many commuters.

    Cllr. Caulfield says he has fought for some time to have the speed reduced in Kilkelly due to the narrow streets and the safety concerns raised by local residents and businesses.


  • More than 280,000 euro in funding has been approved for a new Community Centre in Kilkelly.

    Funding of 281,445 has been granted under the Leader Programme for the development.

    The facility is being constructed to meet the social and leisure needs of the community, while also providing a venue for community services.

    Minister Michael Ring told Midwest News today that he is delighted to approve support for the new centre, which he says will act as a focal point for information and coordination of all local activity and will drive local development.

  • Funding needs to be found to deal with the volume of potentially dangerous trees over hanging public roadways.

    That’s the view of Kilkelly based Fianna Fail councillor John Caulfield.

    At the monthly meeting of the Claremorris/Swinford Municipal District, the councillor raised his concerns for council staff having to deal with tress blown on to the road in storms, and for road users.

    Council management explained that the onus is on the landowner/ farmer whose tree the land is on, to deal with it, and ensure it is safe.

    The councillor argued that in some cases elderly or cash strapped landowners may be unable to deal with the problem and he called for a scheme involving the county council and the ESB to work with landowners to ensure that potentially hazardous trees along public roads are cut back.

  • Five people were taken to hospital following a crash on the N17 between Knock and Kilkelly  yesterday evening.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

    A car and SUV collided on the N17, close to the turnoff to Kiltimagh, at around 4.50pm yesterday evening.

    One person was airlifted from the scene to University Hospital Galway, and four others were taken by ambulances to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar.

    The extent of their injuries is not known.

    The road remains closed to traffic as a result, and diversions are in place and are expected to remain in place until about noon time today.

     The Garda Forensic Collision investigators are examining the scene this morning

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the crash and anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris  garda station at 094 9371222


  • Mayo County Council is holding a free drop-off event for household hazardous waste at the council depot in Kilkelly tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 2pm.

    A number of hazardous waste items will be accepted free of charge - including paints and varnishes, oil and oil filters, glues and adhesives, aerosols, medicinal waste, batteries and herbicides.

  • Gardai in Swinford are appealing for any witnesses to an incident that occured 7 weeks ago near Kilkelly to come forward.

    On Tuesday 29th May, at about 2 pm in the afternoon, a cyclist was found on the roadside close to the Applegreen 24-hour service station on the N17 outside Kilkelly.

    It appears the male cyclist fell from his bike, but does not remember the circumstances of the fall.

    Gardai are asking anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information to contact them at Swinford Garda Station on 094 - 92 52990.


  • The official opening takes place this afternoon of Kilkelly town park.

    The new facility will be officially opened this afternoon at 3pm by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring.

    All are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.



  • Emergency services are at the scene of a serious road traffic accident in Kilkelly.

    The one car collision occurred close to the Applegreen station on the Knock road.

    Motorists are advised to approach with caution as the road is described as treacherous at present as a result of oil on the road as a result of the collision.

    The road remains open to traffic going both ways.

    Ambulances are en route to the scene of the crash.

    We’ll have more information as we get it.