Mayo County Council was recognised as the Local Authority of the Year at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

The local authority also won in a record three categories; Making Positive Choices in the Health & Wellbeing category, Weather Impact Register App – WIRE won the Local Authority Innovation category and Virtual Mayo Day 2020 won Festival of the Year.

There were also a record number of five entries shortlisted for Mayo County Council this year, including two other entries that did not win on the night, namely; A Sustainable Agricultural Strategy for Mayo in Sustainable Environment and Through the Ages in the Age Friendly Initiative.

Interim Chief Executive of Mayo County Council Peter Duggan was delighted with the success of the council at the awards.

He told Midwest News that the record breaking haul was great recognition of their work in the community, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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