The Minister for Community & Rural Affairs Michael Ring will be in Ballyhaunis later this morning (Friday) for the official opening of the newly-refurbished Square and the pedestrian crossing on Bridge Street, at the Post Office.

Funding of almost €100,000 was provided under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme for the works, which have been ongoing over the past number of months.

The installation of a pedestrian crossing and the refurbishment of the Square in the town- centre were among the projects highlighted in the Community Futures study, and funding is currently being sought for a number of other projects in the town, which were prioritised by local residents and business people. 

Minister Michael Ring and representatives of Mayo County Council and the TII will be at the Friary in Ballyhaunis at 11am this morning for speeches and due to weather conditions all the events will now take place at the Friary, with a quick visit to the Square afterwards. 

The ribbon will be cut by Andrew McHale, a native of Knock and a service user at Western Care in Ballyhaunis.

Andrew was invited to cut the ribbon by Ballyhaunis-based Councillor John Cribben.

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