Breaffy House Hotel

  • Fáilte Ireland will invest €150million into developing major new visitor attractions of scale across the country.

    The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross today launched Fáilte Ireland’s new Platforms for Growth initiative which will “transform the tourism landscape across the country” according to CEO Paul Kelly.

    The programme of investment is Fáilte Ireland’s largest yet, and forms part of its Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects which runs up to 2022.

    Major new visitor attractions of scale will be developed and existing attractions greatly enhanced through Platforms for Growth, with Fáilte Ireland making individual grants available for large-scale visitor attractions of €2.5million upwards.

    A series of workshops will be held around the country including in Mayo to guide organisations and businesses on the application process.

    Breaffy House Hotel will host a workshop on Tuesday June 18th from 10am until 1pm.

  • Older drivers, as well as cyclists and pedestrians, need to be aware of changes in road traffic laws and how to stay safe on roads.

    That's according to Mayo County Council's Road Safety Office, which is hosting an Older Road Users Conference in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar next week.

    The free event takes place on Thursday 14th March from 9.30am to 1pm, and its aim is to help improve the experience for older road users, and increase their awareness and knowledge of current road systems and road traffic laws.

    With some older people choosing to use mobility scooters to maintain their independence, information provided on the day will assist these people to use the road and footpaths safely.

    The Older Road User conference is being organised by Mayo's Older Persons Council, the Road Safety Office and the Community Section and will cover a range of topics, including changes in road traffic law, road layouts and traffic signs, how vehicles have changed over the years and how driving skills and habits have evolved.

    Special guests on the day will include former RTE newsreader, Castlebar native Michael Murphy, and Mayo footballer Andy Moran.


    The number to book a place at the conference is 094 - 9064336 or 094 - 9064348.