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October 2013 Issue 20 Ná habair ach beagán, ach abair go maith é!

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What achievements by our young Erris people in the world of sport. We are very proud of you all. Tommy Conroy had his home coming to Geesala after the Mayo minors won the All-Ireland. Tommy, you are our Man of the Match! Jacqui Lynch of Golden Gloves Boxing Club and Ciara Ginty of Geesala Boxing Club both competed in the World Youth and Junior Championships in Bulgaria last week and both did their clubs proud. Ciara took a gold medal in her weight and Jacqui won a bronze medal. Well done to both girls for their individual achievements. All the hard work paid off! And of course the Kiltane lads won the Intermediate County final on Sunday beating Kilmaine 2-18 to 2-10. Táimíd ar bharr an domhain! Issue 20 has come round very quickly. We are fast approaching number 24 when we will be one year in existence! We hope you are enjoying the Erris Eye. We are continuously getting emails and messages from readers who say they love to pick up a copy or view it online. We have reached 500 likes on Facebook and are delighted with the milestone. It is very reassuring to get such positive feedback. Thanks to our readers, contributors and advertisers for your support. We distribute 2,000 copies around Erris every 2 weeks. If you have a business or provide a service in Erris contact us for good advertising rates.

You are invited to TALES OUTSIDE MY HEAD An Exhibition of works by Margaret Tuffy With an introduction by Her Excellency Dr Ruth Adler, Australian Ambassador to Ireland at Áras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre, Belmullet on Friday 4th October at 6pm. Áras Inis Gluaire is delighted to welcome the magnificent exhibition of works by Mayo native Margaret Tuffy ‘Tales Outside My Head’. It is a collection emanating from the bogland of Erris which gives an intimate insight into the cold beauty of the landscape. It will be on show in Áras Inis Gluaire until 29th October.

This issue includes some more local information; what's on in Erris, general information which may be of interest. There's a focus on men's health with an update from 'Men on the Move' and a piece from the Blue September campaign. We have our first birthday greeting in this issue for twins Cathal and James who are 3 years old and so cute! If you would like to see your little one's birthday mentioned please send us a photo and note. We would like to congratulate Helen McDonnell on her first anniversary in Belmullet with Ellies Fashions. It's fantastic to see start up businesses in Erris particularly in the current times. Lunasa (the new craft shop in the town) has October craft classes on offer with some pics of the September ones. We continue to support and encourage shopping local in our area. It means so much to our communities when you spend your euros in Erris because you are supporting jobs in Erris and therefore keeping communities alive.

The Lenaghan Ladies from Muingmore with the Mayo flag who appeared on Good Morning America in Times Square New York.

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Keep an eye on Positive Ageing Week 2013 September 27th to October 5th

From Friday 27th of September to Saturday 5th October 2013 Age Action is celebrating Positive Ageing in Ireland. Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities. This is the 11th year Age Action has marked UN International Day of Older Persons (1st October).

The Erris No Name Club had a

fantastic induction night in the Gateway Leisure Plex. We announced our Host of the Year for 2013-2014 Luke Worth Our Lady's Secondary School and our Hostess of the Year 2013-2014 Caitlin Fisher St Brendan's Vocational School. We congratulate them and wish them well. Thanks to Alan and all the staff at the Gateway, they made it a great night and we are looking forward to an amazing No Name Club Year. We would like to thank St. Brendan’s Vocational School and Our Lady’s Secondary School for all their support of the club. No Name Clubs are run by volunteers for young people aged 15 years + who come together in a safe and lively environment where there’s fun, friendship and enjoyment without the pressure of alcohol or other drugs. No Name Clubs were founded to provide an alternative to pub culture for young people in Ireland. They demonstrate a lifestyle in which the use of alcohol or drugs is seen as unnecessary to the enjoyment of a happy, cheerful and fulfilling social life for young people. The Erris No Name Club is run by a volunteer committee chaired by Ann Lynskey.

Bangor Erris Angling club was established in 1970. The Club waters, including a stretch of the Owenmore River - which runs through the town of Bangor Erris - and also Carrowmore Lake - located just outside the town of Bangor Erris, have without doubt become one of the most productive salmon and sea trout fisheries in the Island of Ireland. The club which has a growing number of members also offers fishing to non club members and angling tourists on a daily or weekly basis. The club promotes fly fishing for salmon and seat trout primarily, though spinning for Salmon is allowed up until the end of March on Carrowmore Lake. The Bangor Erris Angling Club Fishery has become renowned for its premier angling throughout Ireland and Europe, attracting visitors from all parts of the EU as well as further afield with anglers having come from Brazil and the United States. The fishery is very unique because it offers fantastic angling opportunities for both advanced and beginner anglers who can choose from either Carrowmore Lake or the Owenmore River depending on which suits their abilities best, with the river offering for the most part obstruction free Fly Fishing. The Club has also completed extensive development works on both the river and the lake over the past years and is constantly looking at ways to further improve the experience for the visiting angler. Salmon fishing on the fly is very popular in Bangor Erris because anglers have a very good chance of catching a fish at any time throughout the season either in the river or the lake which is quite unusual. Many fisheries in Ireland and indeed Mayo 'switch off' at

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statutory body established by the Irish Government in May 2007 to enforce consumer law and promote consumer rights. We represent the voice of the consumer, defending consumer interests at the highest levels of national and local decisionmaking. We provide you with information about your consumer rights and personal finance. We help you to manage your money, with useful tools and information to help you get the most from your money and help you make smart decisions. We have responsibility for market surveillance in respect of the safety of a wide range of non-food consumer products. Our roles in relation to product safety include enforcing product safety legislation, investigating complaints about unsafe products, carrying out surveillance activities, alerting consumers about unsafe products, advising manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and their representative bodies about their responsibilities and managing Ireland’s input to the EU product safety rapid alert system, RAPEX We have a Disability Liaison Officer who acts as a point of contact for individual with disabilities. We are committed to providing this service and aim to ensure that all our services and facilities are accessible to all our customers. See more at:

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thank all the Tallot family and all those with a Gammel family background who attended a getting together at our centre on Tuesday 17th September last. We extend a sincere thank you to Chris Brady and his family for all the information that was put together to enable this special occasion to take place. We also would like to give a very special thank you to Phil McIntyre who initially made contact with Chris Brady and all the information and research she has done on the family history of these families.

various stages throughout the angling season but this is certainly not the case in Bangor Erris. Both the lake and the river fish best at various stages throughout the year Carrowmore Lake is renowned for being one of the most productive Spring Salmon fisheries in Ireland with consistent Spring Salmon catches each year usually from February till late May or early JUne with Salmon up to 16lbs having being landed recently on the fly. The Owenmore River will fish well depending on weather of course - producing spring fish from Late April right through until June and even beyond. Carrowmore Lake then switches from Spring Salmon fishing to Grilse fishing usually in late June into July, and at this time the lake also offers absolutely superb Sea Trout Fishing to the fly. The Owenmore river really comes into its own in late summer leaving most other Salmon rivers behind in terms of catch numbers and the river will fish really well for Salmon 'Harvest fish' right until the end of the Season in late September.

Bangor Erris Angling Club The West End Bar Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo Phone: +353 (0)97 83487 Email:

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A RESCUE PLAN FOR THE MULLET’S LOST HISTORY We at Turas Siar are setting up a 20 week non-

academic programme for anyone who is interested in local history of the parish of Kilmore as handed down to us from previous generations the way they would have heard it from their ancestors. In the old days people sat around the open fire, talked about the past and in turn told stories about great deeds and events, giants and famous people. They would also relate to monks, holy people, churches and burial grounds and of course there were many stories about ghosts, spirits and the other world. This area being a sea-faring community many stories were passed on about pirates, smugglers and sea-faring in general. Listening to the older people talk amongst themselves they had a wonderful knowledge of the local ancestry, who was related to who and where they came from. Unfortunately, this way of life is long passed by and what we would be doing is recreating all this once again we will be sitting around the open fire one evening each week, we will discuss a few subjects. We will start back as far as local history goes and take it forward in time each week. It will be based on a Comhra Cois Tine similar to what we ran here a few years ago, but what makes it special this time is that everyone will be adding to the knowledge and history relating to all aspects of the parish. It will be bi-lingual therefore you will be able to build up a complete knowledge and history like it has never been put together before and from this to help you understand it better. Some recordings will be made available to you after the programme has run its course. Stationery, handouts and folders will be provided for all information relevant to the subject in question. A half hour talk will be given at the start of each evening to enlighten everyone in what we will be discussing and then anyone who wishes to is welcome to join in so that we all learn from each other and therefore add to what we already know. It is hoped to keep the conversation light hearted and make it enjoyable for everyone attending. There will be a break for refreshments for half an hour and for the last half an hour of the evening the agenda will be set out for the following week. During the course of this programme we will be forming a Kilmore Historical Society. It is hoped that a certificate will be issued on completion of the programme. Unfortunately, a maximum of 25 people would be practical each evening. There will be a â‚Ź5.00 cover charge per person and anyone interested in getting involved in this special programme would need to contact Pap on 097 85011 or Kathryn on 087 6990505, email turas., website:

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The workshop at LĂşnasa has now opened and the Autumn/Winter courses are now underway. The opening event was a lively birthday craft party followed by the first class, furniture painting. So many people have said how pleased they are to see the building in use again. It's great to have the space to have so many courses and activities over the winter months. In the workshop there is a kiln and wheel for use in the pottery class and a good selection of tools for the Children's Crafts. Crafters from all over Mayo are coming to teach the courses such as pottery, calligraphy, sewing, crochet and many more. So it looks set to be a fun winter in the workshop.


Erris is leading the way by bringing businesses and job seekers together through a new initiative which aims to provide job seekers with digital marketing skills while assisting businesses develop their online potential. The course is geared towards job seekers who wish to work in marketing at an entry level. On a weekly basis there are vacancies advertised for people with Digital Marketing skills in Mayo so it is a growth area where there are jobs available. Recruitment has already begun for this nine week training course, that is starting on the 17th of October in Belmullet and will run one day a week until the 12th of December. Course content will include: Definitions of Marketing; Identifying and Profiling Customers; Branding; Sales; Advertising; Promotion; PR. Website Marketing; Emarketing; Facebook for Business (Intermediate and Advanced) ; Social Networking Tools such as Twitter; LinkedIn; YouTube; Google Plus; Instagram, Flikr & Pinterest. Businesses are currently being asked to submit an expression of interest if they wish to be involved in this exciting new initiative. This course is free of charge to Job Seekers and is funded under the Local and Community Development Programme, which is managed by Mayo North East. For further details or to register for the course contact Anne on 087-9731573 or by email before Monday 7th October.

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Bhain páistí agus stiurthoirí Naionra Chois Fharraige an taithneamh ás lá Mhuigheo sá Naionra.


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Mayo North East has organised training in Restaurant Service to be delivered in the Erris Region. Location : Broadhaven Bay Hotel Duration : Four full days (Friday) Dates : 18th and 25th October and 15th and 22nd November Delivered by: Mayo Abbey Cookery School Registration: Contact Anne on 087-9731573 or email by Wednesday 9th October 2013. The training will equip the learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to offer hospitality and to serve meals in a hotel or restaurant. Learners must be able to commit to the four dates scheduled for the training. On successful completion, the learners will receive a FETAC Level 3 Minor Award.This training is free of charge to Job Seekers and is funded under the Local and Community Development Programme. Places are limited to 12 – please register with Anne to book your place. Mayo North East has organised training in Outdoor Vegetable Crop Production to be delivered in the Erris Region. Location : Rossport/Ionad Lae Greannaí Duration : Five full days Dates : To be confirmed Delivered by : St. Coleman’s Training Centre (Mayo Abbey) Registration: Contact Anne on 087-9731573 or email by Wednesday 9th October 2013. The training will equip the learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to produce a crop of outdoor vegetables under supervision. Learners must be able to commit to the five dates scheduled for the training (this will take place on Wednesdays). On successful completion, the learners will receive a FETAC Level 3 Minor Award. This training is free of charge to Job Seekers and is funded under the Local and Community Development Programme. Transport from Belmullet town to the training site will be provided. Places are limited to 12 – please register with Anne to book your place.

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Keep an eye on Community Men on the Move Autumn Programme 2013

· Are you aged 30+, male and not very physically active? · Do you want to feel fitter, have fun, have more energy and meet new people? · If you do why not get involved in the Men on the Move at the nearest location to you in Mayo What is Men on the Move? Men on the Move is an activity programme which is aimed at men aged 30 and over to get them active, have fun and improve fitness levels. It involves weekly/twice weekly activity sessions which are leader led. You don’t need to be fit to take partthe training sessions are structured so that you can find the level appropriate for you to join and progress your fitness at a pace to suit you! Who’s Involved? The programme is a joint initiative by Mayo Sports Partnership and HSE West. It is also Supported by Croí, Mid West Radio, Local Athletic Clubs, Family Resource Centres and Mens Sheds Groups. What To wear? Tracksuit or jogging bottoms and a t-shirt or sweatshirt are best, jeans are not comfortable to train in and they are really uncomfortable when wet. -Wear Layers - It may be cold some nights but you will warm quickly so a couple of layers are much easier than one big jumper. -Waterproofs - bring lightweight waterproof top and bottoms. -Please wear trainers to all sessions. Get Active! The benefits of being active for physical and mental health are huge. Being active helps release chemicals in your brain (endorphins), which have a positive effect on your mood, not to mention the benefits to your heart, lungs, muscles and bones. Being active is also a great way to manage stress. How can I get involved? A number of information meetings are taking place at 8 locations across the county on the week beginning 30th Sept. See attached table of meetings with details of venue, date, time and leader. Select the venue nearest you and come along and get your body mass index measured, obtain information on healthy eating / exercise and sign up to an 8 week activity programme. To register your interest contact Mayo Sports Partnership on 094 9047025 or Text your name and what venue you are attending to the leader for each area (see attached). Why not give it a go! Is there any cost? The aim of the initiative is to encourage men to take part in physical activity under the guidance of a qualified professional. For established areas after the initial taster week which will be free participants will be asked to pay a nominal fee. For new areas such as Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis and Manulla the initial 8 week programme will be subsidized. Participants on the programme will receive weekly supervised sessions, Body Mass Index monitoring, Nutrition Workshop and information logbooks. Physical Activity for Everyone Regular physical activity can help you reduce the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer. Increased levels of physical activity will help reduce body fat and maintain a healthy weight. How Active Should I be? Regular physical activity actually gives you more energy and helps you to relax. Being active is fun for all the family. Research show that children whose parents are active are more than 5 times as likely to be active than those whose parents are not. Adults should aim to do at least 30 minutes moderate intensity activity 5 days a week. Short bouts of at least 10 minutes can be accumulated.

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Keep onLifestyle Health & Lifestyle Keepan aneye eye on Men's Health Facts .ie Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that forms in one of the testicles and is the most common cancer in younger men aged between 15 and 34 years in Ireland. Every year about 164 men are diagnosed with this cancer however the survival rate for testicular cancer has increased dramatically in recent years to over 95% due to increased awareness and better treatment options. Treatment does not normally affect a man’s erectile function or masculinity, making testicular cancer one of the most curable of all internal cancers if diagnosed early. Symptoms A lump or bump on either testicle Enlargement or swelling of the scrotum Dull ache or pain felt in the groin, abdomen or back Symptoms often present in only one testicle Prevention Tips There’s no way to prevent testicular cancer and no one knows for sure what causes it. Carrying out a regular self-check or self-examination of your testicles following a shower or bath is the best way identify testicular cancer at its earliest stage.

If you experience any of these symptoms it doesn’t mean you have Testicular cancer but you should still pay a visit to your GP.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a slow growing, malignant cancer that develops in the walnutsized prostate gland. The chance of developing prostate cancer increases with age and with a family history. Symptoms *Pain or burning when urinating *Difficulty in, or increased frequency of urinating *Blood in the urine or semen. Risk factors There’s no proven prostate cancer prevention strategy. But you may reduce your risk of prostate cancer by making healthy choices including: Eating a healthy low fat diet with lots of fruit and veg and reduce your red or processed meat intake. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all. If you choose to drink alcohol, limit yourself to no more than a drink or two each day. Maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly as men with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese. Being obese increases your risk of cancer includingprostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about your risks or any concerns you might have. If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t panic! They may be a sign that you have something other than Prostate Cancer but it’s important to get checked out by your GP. For more information visit

What Cara Iorrais Offers A drop in service; just call and visit us and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. Monthly support meetings for men and women with a cancer diagnosis (men meet the first Wednesday evening of each month, and the women meet the first Tuesday of each month). *Complimentary therapies; massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, yoga, mindfulness etc. *Art and crafts *Beauty treatments for ladies *Breast prosthesis and garment fittings *Health awareness seminars *Professional counselling on a one to one basis in a private and comfortable environment *A wide range of information booklets *Additional activities on-going throughout the year so why not call in and see what interests you. All services are free of charge

Erris Community Connections Day: Come along to this exciting open information morning in Aras Inis Gluaire on Friday 11th October and see all thats on on offer in Erris in all the areas of social, leisure, hobbies, things to do and services. Free of charge. Everyone welcome from 11am to 2pm. Live broadcast with Paul Claffey of Midwest Radio. Information stands to include Hobbies and crafts, Exercise and walking groups, volunteering, training & education, local social and community groups etc. Stands available for clubs or organisations / groups to attend this event. To book a stand phone Niamh on 087 6662340. Spaces limited so book early. The annual Irish Wheelchair Association are getting prepared for their main fundraiser of the year..Angel day. The cute angel pins will be on sale all over the country in November. Angel day in Belmullet will be on Friday the 1st of November this year and we are looking for volunteer to give an hour to help sell the angels with us. If you have a little time on your hands or would be willing to hold a coffee morning in your home to support our angel campaign just give us a call on 097 81728 and we will be happy to hear from you.

Cara Iorrais Belmullet/Erris Cancer Support Services The new opening times are: Monday to Friday 10.45 am - 2.30pm

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Quay Street, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Belmullet 097 81507 Ballina 096 79780 fax: 097 81744 Wonderful WEEE Attendance The free electrical recycling day on September 21 in

Belmullet - organised by WEEE Ireland and supported by Mayo Co. Co. - was a great success. Dozens upon dozens of household appliances have been taken out of the waste stream and will be recycled – thanks to your help! Any item that runs on electricity (or batteries) has the potential to cause damage to the environment, and also to human health, if it is not disposed of responsibly. If electrical and electronic products are disposed of in landfill sites, millions of tonnes of materials that could be recovered and reused for new products are being lost. Recovery of these materials would reduce the need to extract more raw materials for the manufacture of new products. Another benefit of recycling is the saving of energy achieved if raw materials could be recycled instead of mined. For example, aluminum mining uses 20 times the amount of energy it takes to recycle the same amount. Apart from all these facts and figures, clearing out old computers, TVs and any other clutter (in a responsible manner) is great for your house and for your mind – very therapeutic!

THE CLUBHOUSE BAR & RESTAURANT Carne, Belmullet, Co Mayo. 097 82292 Thinking of having a 21st Birthday party, let us do the rest. We will PAY for your finger food. Call us on 097 82292

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Keep onLifestyle Erris Life Keepan aneye eye on 2014 will be our Year!

People all over Ireland and, indeed abroad, have been experiencing football fever over the last few weeks, and there will continue to be celebrations in the east and the west over the coming days. Nevertheless, all will return to normal soon, in order to prepare for 2014! Similarly, other people in Ireland (and elsewhere) have already been preparing for a different kind of endeavour next year – the Year of Adventure. Early in September, it was announced that Ireland was chosen to host the Adventure Travel World Summit. The prestigious conference will take place in Killarney in 2014 and is a high profile marketing opportunity for Ireland. There will be 700 tour operators, media, agents and tourism agents from all over the world, discussing and debating the fast-growing travel sector. At around the time the announcement was made, representatives from Erris Beo were attending the Adventure Tourism Forum in Co. Clare. The event had over 40 international adventure tour operators. After the forum, 17 of these people travelled to Erris, where they enjoyed some of the activities and events that we have on offer here. Naturally, they fell in love with the place! Along with Erris Beo, Fáilte Ireland had organised this familiarisation trip for these representatives, the purpose of which provides a ‘snapshot’ look at the region and gives them a genuine experience, so that they can then recommend the place to their customers. The group had a fantastic time experiencing all that the Barony has to offer, including a guided walk of Erris Head, a stroll around Belmullet town, and a trip on David Tyrell’s ‘Wavesweeper’. David said, “It was a great opportunity to show off our beautiful area, and I was delighted to host the boat trip. When we got back to the pier, the group were amazed that they were able to sample the lobster that they had just caught. It was a true adventure for them – they were blown away! ” The visit to Erris is also connected to the marketing of the Wild Atlantic Way, which is becoming operational next year - this provides a timely opportunity to promote it at the Adventure Travel World Summit. The booming adventure travel sector provides plenty of opportunities and huge potential for tourism in the Barony of Erris. Hiking, cycling, water sports and other activities are becoming increasingly popular with travellers and tourists, particularly Europeans. Fáilte Ireland recently published its most comprehensive examination of the adventure tourism market, examining key activities and illustrating where the future potential lies in this fast-growing industry. The research reveals many insights and interesting facts. For example, in terms of walking, Ireland offers the highest potential for both domestic and overseas markets, and in terms of cycling, there is great potential with the German market, due to the high proportion of Germans who cycle abroad. Also, according to the study, the activity visitor tends to stay in Ireland for longer than the average tourist, and they tend to spend approximately 40% more too. Unsurprisingly, Mayo is one of the most popular counties for those wanting an active holiday. If you have any queries or suggestions in relation to adventure activities in Erris, please contact Rina at or call 097 82292. Contributed by Rosemarie Mangan.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Ingredients Extra Lean Mince- 2lbs. Egg- 1. Mixed Herbs- 1 tablespoon. Onion- 1/2 diced. Garlic- 5 cloves, minced. Tomato Purée- 1 tablespoon. Oxo Cube- 1. crumbled. Method Form the meatballs from extra lean steak mince mixed with egg and mixed herbs. Place in a pan on a medium heat and gently turn. Sauté onions and garlic before adding passata, 1tsp tomato puree and a crumbled oxo cube. Add the sauce to the pan with the meatballs. Simmer gently. Serve with ¼ plate whole wheat spaghetti

Pop into your Unislim class to pick up your copy of our 3 day energiser plan which is just what's needed to get you on track and to target for Christmas! One of our members Rachel McBride was featured in Unislim magazine which was free inside the Mail on Sunday and will also be inside the RTE guide which will be on sale 23 Sept. Rachel travelled to Dublin for a makeover and while she was there she was filmed by TV3s Xpose! Slimmer

of year competition takes place later in year. Check out Rachel's story among others on the Unislim website! For class details etc contact Maureen @ 086 3132340.

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Keep an eye on Community Seirbhisí Cúram Chill Chomáin Teo - Teach Greannaí

09788935 The centre is committed to providing numerous services to the community which enhances the development of the area and the lives of those in the locality. Our schedule and the services we provide are as follows: On Monday evenings we have Unislim with Maureen @ 6.45. Tuesdays our Seniors gather for activities, demonstrations and exercise. Fáilte Roimh Cách! A sincere Thank You! to all the third level students who took part in the Seirbhisi Cúram Chill Chomáin Student Summer Job Scheme 2013. Your excellent work in a variety of projects from Kilgalligan to Belderrig and Inver to Rossport is very much appreciated. Maith Sibh! Seirbhisi Curam Chill Chomain Morning Call is aimed at helping older people to live independent lives within their community. The phone service has staff calling elderly people at an agreed time to check on their wellbeing. Seirbhisi Curam Chill Chomáin Teo have received a very good response to the Morning Call service and that it is really appreciated by the people who have registered to receive the calls. Those who want to get a call from us simply call us and decide what time of day they would like to receive a call. The whole aim of the service is to make sure that people are safe and well in their own homes. They can chat to our callers about things which are worrying them and we can give them information about services in the community. We also have an alert element to the service. If a call isn't answered, we will have the number two people supplied by the family and can ring them to check that everything is okay if we have concerns about the person. At the moment, our Morning Call is making regular phone calls to around a half a dozen elderly people, mostly living on their own, and that is expected to grow coming into winter. Anyone who wishes to receive Morning Call, please call 097 88935 to register. Care & Repair - if you are looking for assistance in finding local repair persons, please call us. Teach Greannai is open for breakfast,lunch and snacks from 09.00-4.00 Monday to Friday, Saturday 10.30-2.30.Teach Greannai Diner/Takeaway is open on Friday,Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7.30-10.30.please phone 087 3383349 for orders.


Town & Shore Status Belmullet Tidy Towns is happy with recent clean-ups in the area. The Transition Year students from St. Brendan’s College, Belmullet, did an excellent job cleaning up the south side of the shore (at Shore Road) in aid of the International Coastal Clean-Up, run by the Ocean Conservancy, for which An Taisce is the national coordinator for Ireland. And the self-starting students didn’t stop at the shore – they also continued to tidy up various areas around the town. Maith sibh! On another day, three people got together to clean up the north side of the shore – between the pool and the pier. In order to gather information for the Ocean Conservancy during the shore clean-ups, the types and amounts of litter were recorded. These are just some examples: wood, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic bags, bale wrap, sweet wrappers, cans, tins, glass bottles, bottle caps, lollipop sticks, pipes, Styrofoam, pallets, rope, string, bricks, cigarettes, lighters, tiles, slates, gloves, toys, an umbrella, a dog muzzle, a flower pot, a buoy, a tyre, a bucket, an engine, a pair of trousers, and a pair of tracksuit bottoms! While we can be pleased that we gathered all this litter, unfortunately, the shore is always in need of cleaning, due to the fact that litter and rubbish from elsewhere is washed up by the tides. However, we can try to stop the litter that is being dumped there from pedestrians along Shore Road. Please, please don’t litter! Similarly, we can reduce the need for cleanups around the town if we can just please stop littering! This goes for all kinds of rubbish, no matter how small or big, e.g. lollipop sticks or pallets! And always remember to bin your butt! You can check out some photos of St. Brendan’s Students cleaning up around Belmullet both on the Clean Coasts’ and Belmullet Tidy Towns’ Facebook sites ( TidyTownsBelmullet and – you can also check out this excellent website for some very interesting facts and figures –

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If you haven’t already heard – Belmullet did very well in the national TidyTowns competition on September 9! A large group of people travelled to Dublin on the day to attend the ceremony. We were delighted to hear that we won a Silver Medal – again! We gained four points, bringing us up to 301. We also achieved a Commendation in the county category. Comhghairdeas to Moynalty, Co. Meath - the overall winner, with 316 points. Congrats also to some other towns in Mayo: Westport won a Gold Medal, Murrisk won a Silver Medal and Castlebar won a Bronze Medal. Westport also won the County Award, while Murrisk was Highly Commended. Elsewhere, Kilmaine won the Endeavour Award. Closer to home, well done to Ballycroy who got 271 points and to Bangor Erris with 258 points! We have been overwhelmed with people’s reactions and positive responses – from near and far - via FaceBook, emails and text messages. Thank you all so much for your support! Let’s remember that we must carry on working all year round. Other towns in our population category are improving at a fast pace, e.g. Swinford gained 6 points and Crossmolina gained ten! Belmullet has experienced large increases before (we gained 13 in 2008 and 14 in 2003) – it can be done! Let’s keep up the good work and aim for the national title!

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