Mayo PPN Newsletter #4 2019


The Artists of Mayo Exhibition 

Following on from #MayoDay at the National Museum of Country Life – Turlough, the Artists of Mayo Exhibition that launched over that weekend will now continue until 7th of June.
Make sure to drop in and check out this fantastic exhibition while it is still on display.

Sofa 2 Saddle Beginner Cycling Programme??

Mayo Sports Partnership in conjunction with Mayo County Council, Westport Smarter Travel, HSE West, the Road Safety Authority, An Taisce and local cycling clubs will commence a 6 week pilot beginner cycling programme
in Castlebar and Westport this May.
We are also seeking expressions of interest from areas who are interested in hosting the delivery of the Sofa to Saddle programme.
The programme will include basic road bike instruction, safety and maintenance and 6-week outdoor cycle in preparation for events during Bike Week.
The cost of the programme will be €20 and there will be a limit of 20 people on each course.
For more information contact Mayo Sports Partnership at 094 -9064360 email: [email protected]

Mayo County Council Playgrounds

We are conducting research into the recreation needs of children and young people in #Mayo to develop a county wide Play and Recreation Strategy.
We are conducting a survey that will inform and shape the strategy and would like your input.

Please fill out the survey at the following link:

Social Justice Ireland 

Social Justice Ireland has been advocating in respect of social enterprises for some time and welcome progression of a specific policy to support them. However, this policy must be underpinned by the principles and values of the Community and Voluntary sector in which social enterprises for the most part are situated if their mission and ethos are to be preserved. We would urge social enterprises, and organisations who support them, to look at the context in which this policy is situated and to respond to the call for submissions on this basis.

Please follow link below for more information

Swinford History, Heritage, Folklore and Tradition Festival

Celebrate Swinford’s 250th year with ‘Swinford History, Heritage, Folklore and Tradition Festival. Festivities will commence Fri 31st May with a press launch.

Also over the weekend activities include:

  • premier screening of film documentary ‘All Our Yesterdays’
  • Story of our Town, schools History Computations
  • Remembrance Mass

And Much More.

May 31st – June 2nd
Swinford, Co.Mayo

Please follow link below for more information


Town and Village Renewal Scheme 

Mayo County Council invites towns and villages within the county to submit Expressions of Interest for inclusion in the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019, which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Completed Expression of Interest Forms should be submitted to Community Engagement, Mayo County Council, Mayo House Moneen, Moneen Rd., Castlebar Co. Mayo or by email to [email protected] on or before 4pm on Friday 31st May, 2019.

More Info:

Arts Act Grant

Don’t miss out!

Mayo County Council Arts Acts 2019 Application Deadline is the 7th June – Application details online:

Community Enhancement Programme 2019

Don’t miss out!

Mayo Local Community Development Committee, working with Mayo County Council on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development invites applications for inclusion in the Community Enhancement Programme 2019.
The programme is targeted towards enhancing community facilities for individuals and communities that are impacted by disadvantage as identified in the Local Economic Community Plan. Funding is for capital projects only and projects should demonstrate added value.

Closing Date for applications is May 30th 2019

Please follow link below for more information


FREE Network & Governance training for local nonprofits

Learn more about the very best of governance practices
Get a full brief on the new Charities Governance Code
Also a brief on additional support from The Wheel
Open to all community & voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises from Mayo & surrounding areas.
Weds 29th May
Castlebar Regional Training Centre
2pm – 4.30pm

Important Notice 

Did you know your Community Group may now be part of alternative MUNICIPAL DISTRICT?

A re-registration process of all community groups registered with Mayo PPN will be taking place in the coming weeks. This is to facilitate changes that may have taken place within your group and the new Municipal District boundaries. Please check your area with the Municipal District map on our website:

We will be in touch shortly to assist you in updating the details with Mayo PPN

Ph: 094 906 4358
E: [email protected]

Please note PPN new domain name and visit our brand-new website,

If your group has any events coming up and you wish to spread the word please email us on [email protected] 

Mayo PPN will promote on Social Media Channels

The PPN empowers you and the wider community to make an input and influence the future well-being of County Mayo
Mayo PPN provides community groups with training/networking & representation on decision-making committees in Mayo County Council.