A protest is taking place at Croagh Patrick today as the Reek Sunday pilgrimage takes place.

Members of the local community in Murrisk are protesting in relation to the situation regarding drinking water in the area.

There are signs erected on Croagh Patrick advising pilgrims not to drink the water as there have been concerns over the quality for a substantial period of time.

On Friday Minister Michael Ring organised a meeting between Irish Water, Mayo County Council and representatives from Louisburgh and Murrisk.

At that meeting Irish Water confirmed a commitment to bring a water supply to both areas.

 

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has received a commitment from Irish Water that the utility will provide a water supply to Louisburgh and Murrisk.

Minister Ring received that commitment from Irish Water at a meeting this week, where Irish Water, Mayo County Council and representatives from Murrsk and Louisburgh were in attendance.

He says that he would like to see the Lough Mask to Westport scheme extended out to serve both areas but the final details of how the water will be brought out will have to be ironed out.

He says Murrisk will also have to set up a new group water scheme, while one is in place in Louisburgh.

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