beaches

  • Young Charlie Gray had an eventful twenty-four hours recently as he volunteered to help keep the beaches around Louisburgh in their usual pristine condition. The five year old was on hand with his mother to help the "Keep Our Beaches Clean" campaign as they made sure that Carrowmore and Old Head beaches were restored to their magnificent best. Unfortunately there are people out there that are far, far less scrupulous than young Charlie and his scooter that he had brought to the beach with him was taken while he was helping the rest of the volunteers. 

    The next morning though, Charlie was smiling again thanks to the generosity of the community. Listen back to Louise Hastings tell the story now and be sure to do as Charlie does, and "Keep Our Beaches Clean"!

    Check out Fr Charlie McDonnell's Facebook here for more details 

  • Beaches in Galway and Sligo have been included in TripAdvisor’s top ten best beaches in Ireland – this year’s list is dominated by the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry takes the top spot for 2018, followed Inchydoney strand near Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

    In third place is Dog's Bay Beach, Roundstone in Galway, while Strandhill Beach in Co. Sligo in number 9 on the list.

    TripAdvisor says its Travellers’ Choice awards are determined based on traveller reviews gathered over a 12-month period.

  • Due to the weather conditions, Mayo County Council has extended the hours worked by the Lifeguards at the following beaches:-

     

    Bertra

    Carrowmore

    Carrowniskey

    Old Head

    Keel

    Keem

    Mulranny

    Silver Strand, Dugort

    Ross

     

    The Beach Lifeguards will be working from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day up to Sunday, 15th July, 2018.

     The Pool Lifeguards at Belmullet Tidal Pool will be working from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. each day up to Sunday, 15th July, 2018.

     The weather forecast will be reviewed over the weekend to consider extending this arrangement into next week.

    Mayo county council is urging the public to keep safe and always listen to the advice of the Lifeguards.