Leenane Community Press Release following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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15th March 2020 All community activities normally conducted in the Leenane area have been deferred until further notice owing to the COVID-19 outbreak.

When there is a crisis, Leenane community usually pull together and look out for each other, we are now in a crisis and are calling on our community to stay safe and take care of those who are most vulnerable at this time’

High Risk Groups need to be Kept Safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak

• It is vital that older people and other vulnerable people heed the advice of Government and reduce social contact during the Covid-19 outbreak. • We ask for people who are well to telephone older or vulnerable neighbours, collect groceries, fuel, medicines etc to limit their need to go out. Keep in contact with those who you know are self-isolating and arrange with them to drop supplies at the door.
• If people are feeling unwell, take the advice of the HSE and call ahead to your GP surgery, do not arrive without prior calling. And we ask neighbours and family to ensure that people have their GP number or call the HSE Helpline on 1850 24 1850.
• We also urge older people to contact a family member or neighbour if they are feeling unwell or are self-isolating and need food or fuel and to not feel they are burdening others. Also, if they have a personal alarm, to wear it on their body and keep their EIRCODE beside the phone or a place that it is visible to them.
• Services such as Meals on Wheels and other essential community services are continuing to be provided and arrangements can be made to have meal delivered to door if person is self-isolating or doesn’t want to risk contact with people
• It is important that no matter what age you are it is vital to adhere to and keep up to date with daily announcements from the Government and HSE. Details of these updated measures can be found here and to contact either your GP or the HSE Helpline on 1850 24 1850.
• Alone, the organisation for older people, have a COVID-19 helpline that people can call with any concerns. The number is 0818 222024 open from 8am to 8pm

Government Announcement:

The Government continue to announced additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19. The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. Details of these updated measures can be found here:

find information at:
https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html
https://www.hpsc.ie/…/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/
https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/

Thank you in advance for your support at this important time.

WELCOME TO LEENANE VILLAGE

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Leenane is a place of contrasts. Situated at the head of Killary harbour, a 16km Fjord, it nestles under the Maamtrasna and Maamturk mountains on the Galway-Mayo border.

The area has been inhabited since prehistory, evinced by ancient tombs and the potato ridges climbing the mountains. Leenane is famous for the stunning and varied beauty of its location. It is this which has been attracting artists, sportsmen, geologists and leisure seekers for over 150 years. The contrasts of sea and mountains offer vistas alive with colour; the intense green of the hills in summer, the oranges and russets of the autumn mountains, the slate blues of the winter seas. Sheep dot the high hills, roaming wide and free, and salmon can be seen leaping the beautiful Aasleagh falls at the head of the fjord.

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The Leenane Village website is split over a number of sections to make it easier to get to the information you require. See below for an outline of what you can find and where to find it...

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Explore all that Leenane has to offer the holidaymaker, from exhilarating mountain walks to decadent spas and romantic restaurants, Leenane can offer all this and more complete with the backdrop of breathtaking scenery.

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Leenane Village hosts several long running festivals and shows throughout the year. Visit this section for a calendar and more information.

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