Civic reception

  • The Castlebar Municipal Area of Mayo County Council will host a civic reception in Balla this evening, to mark the village having won a national Pride of Place Award.

    Balla won the award for Best Urban Village at the Pride of Place awards in Cork in November.

    The effort involved all local community groups and organisations, and all are welcome to this evening's civic reception, which gets underway at 6.30pm in the Balla Community Centre.

  • A civic reception will be held next week for Castlebar native Professor Brian Dolan, who recently received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth.

    Professor Dolan, originally from Riverdale Court in Castlebar, was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and emergency care.

    He trained as a psychiatric nurse in St Mary's in Castlebar over 30 years ago and works in the health service in the UK.

    Cathaoirleach of the Castlebar Municipal District Michael Kilcoyne will host a civic reception for Professor Dolan at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar on Friday week next, 18th October.