Westport 250 fireworks postponed as mark of respect

THE fireworks display due to take place in Westport this weekend as part of the Westport 250 celebrations have been cancelled.

A spokesperson explained: “As a mark of respect to the Irish Coast Guard rescue services, and our colleague volunteers in Westport Coast Guard, based at Westport Harbour, the town of Westport has postponed its proposed fireworks display, scheduled to take place at 8.45 p.m. at Westport Quay on Saturday, March 18, until Mayo Day (April 29).”

All other Westport 250 events will take place as scheduled over the weekend.