Mayo News

  • Works to replace 1.9 kilometres of ageing water mains and service connections in Ballindine will get underway on Tuesday.

    These works will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages experienced in the area in the past and will eliminate leaks.

    The works will begin on Tuesday and are expected to be completed by the end of June.

    The project will be delivered by Mayo County Council on behalf of Irish Water and will take place on the Scardaune Road, west of Ballindine.

    The works may involve some short term water shut offs and traffic management plans but local residents and businesses will be notified of these in advance.

    Local Fine Gael Cllr Tom Connolly told Midwest News the works are welcome news

  • A yacht which had been missing since Saturday off the North West coast has been located safe and well off Achill Island.

    Pilgrim was last last seen North East of Tory Island on Saturday last, but there had been no sighting of the yacht up to yesterday. There is one person on board.

    Ballyglass Coastguard was tasked by Malin Coast Guard to check all the piers and inlets along the Erris Peninsula from Porturlin to Blacksod for a Yacht called "Pilgrim" on Thursday night.

    Yacht Pilgrim has been located safe and well by the CASA (air corp fixed wing aircraft) in a position 80 nm west of Achill Island. The vessel is currently heading south and has indicated all is safe and well. The Irish Coastguard thanked everyone for their assistance in this incident.

     

  • A yellow snow ice warning will take effect across the country tonight.

    It will be in place from 11 pm until 6 am on Monday morning.

    Scattered thundery showers of hail sleet and snow are expected during that time.

    There will be slippery and icy conditions at times.

     

  • Met Eireann has issued a yellow wind warning for counties Galway, Mayo and Donegal.

    It's in effect until three am tomorrow morning.

    A yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Leinster and Munster.

    That comes into effect at 6 am tomorrow and will be in place until 6 in the evening.

  •  A young Mayo woman who was killed in a car crash in Australia on Thursday has been named as Amy Gill from kiltimagh.

    Amy who was 23 was fatally injured in a two car collision in Melbourne.

    The Kiltimagh native had moved to Melbourne in January and had just started working on a farm last week.

    Tributes have flooded in from friends and family on social media, who said Amy will be “dearly missed”.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family.