Work is now underway on two landmark buildings in the heart of Castlebar Town.

That's according to local FG Councillor Ger Deere, who has welcomed the start of enhancement works on the Castlebar Voluntary Social Services building in the Castle Street carpark, which will cost in the region of €1 million - including a new elevator, and the enlargement of upstairs rooms.

The centre provides a meals-on-wheels service to elderly and vulnerable people in the Castlebar area, as well as providing day and social activities for the elderly.

Meanwhile, on the Mall, painting of the former Imperial Hotel has commenced. 

The Land League was founded at the hotel in 1879, and the property was bought by Mayo County Council eight years ago.

Councillor Deere told Midwest News that the council is considering options for the use of the building.