Castlebar is gearing up for the 10th Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini-Marathon which takes place this Sunday, 5th May.

Over 1500 women of all ages and abilities are expected to take part in the event, which will raise funds for local charities.

The Mini-Marathon gets underway at 12noon on Sunday, while the Primary Schools Mini Fun Run starts a few minutes later, and 500 children have registered for this free event.

A number of temporary road restrictions will be in place on Sunday during the events.

The Mall area in Castlebar will be closed to traffic from 9.30am to 4pm.

Ellison Street will be closed from 11.30 am to 3pm,

Lower Spencer St closed from 10.30- 12.30

Duke St from 12 noon to 1pm,

Newport Road to Pound Road, Gallows Hill and Newline will be closed from 12 noon to 1pm.

Pontoon Road to Ballinacarriga, and Ballinacarriga to Ballynew closed from 12 noon to 2 pm,

Ballynew / Turlough Road will be closed from 12 noon to 2.30,

Staball Hill / Thomas St from 12.15 to 2.30 pm

while Bridge Street and Main Street will be closed from 12.15 to 2.30pm on Sunday.


A full detailed map of the route, with information on car parks, is available on



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