Castlebar Town is best described as a Multifunctional Centre
- Focused on the local and regional
- Anchor is business, public administration, education and leisure
- Offers a convenient mix of goods and services (linked trips).
Supporting a net surplus employment population of 5,000, a thriving county town is essential to the vitality of the region.
The existential threats to small rural towns of increasing urbanisation and retail migration still remain, but resilient and responsive towns can thrive. Life in Castlebar affords many real advantages & benefits.
Relatively low cost of living and excellent social, educational, sporting and leisure infrastructure all combined afford a disproportionately high quality of life. In today’s economy, an era of increasingly portable and remote employment, enabled by technology, it no longer follows that people follow jobs, jobs follow talent and therein lies great opportunity.
Love Castlebar will continue to learn, to test and to evolve, endeavouring to create a beautiful, vibrant town, a place where people want to live.