New works are taking place at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar.

Enhancement works ongoing at popular Mayo lakeside amenity

Further enhancement works are taking place at the popular walk which circles Lough Lannagh in Castlebar.

The current scheme is concentrated at the entrance to the amenity from the car park adjacent to the Old Cemetery in the town.

Members of the Castlebar Community Clean-Up Group have been focussing on giving the location a facelift ahead of the summer season.

Works have also take place at the location by Castlebar Municipal District.

Councillor Blackie Gavin, a founder of the clear-up group, said the funds invested at Lough Lannagh is recent years was the best money ever spent in the county town.

"Our volunteers, including a number of the community's new residents, are putting a lot of time on keeping the location spick and span as well as introducing new features, like our biodiversity project which involved planting hundreds of flower bulbs over the winter months."

Michael Brophy, secretary of the group, said Lough Lannagh is the jewel of the Castlebar crown.

"It is not only used by local people but hundreds from all across the county, many who commute to Castlebar to work, who come here on a daily basis to relax and we like it to be at its best."

Martin Moylette, group chairman, called on members of the public using the amenity to always be conscious of the need to dispose of litter in a proper fashion - or bring it home with them.

"We know the majority of people do so but it would be great if everyone made a similar effort," he added.