Rising! at the Jackie Clarke Collection

A huge crowd packed into the courtyard of the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina on Wednesday 23rd March for the  launch of ‘Rising! – An Exhibition of the 1916 Rising’. In attendance were

River Moy gets its first Salmon of the season

The first salmon of the 2016 season was caught on the River Moy  Tuesday 15th March) by experienced local angler, Noel Maloney. The spring salmon which weighed in at 12 lbs.

The Rising Ballina 2016

Living History Market Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April 1916 / 2016 Ballina Military Barracks, Market Square, Ballina Co. Mayo To commemorate the Easter Rising centenary, the Ballina Military Barracks

Ballina goes Mad this March

Easter comes early this year and with this in mind Ballina’s St Patricks Day Parade and Easter festival, combined and named ‘March Madness’ kicks off Thursday 17th March with St

Mayo Manchester 2016

Hands up if you love Ballina in Manchester The Mayo Diaspora old and new were out in force in Manchester to promote the West of Ireland in the city’s annual St

Is whiskey really a man’s drink? – Rachel Nolan

Being a woman and a whiskey drinker has a certain stigma but that is all changing.. and fast! Greta Garbo perhaps said it best when she uttered her very first

Through Streets Broad and Narrow

Shops of yesteryear a Step back in Time with James Reddiough   The streets in Ardnaree and Ballina as well as the environs had small shops that were family owned

Tom Ruane – Soldier and Politician recalled by James Reddiough

On the Sligo road in Ballina in North Mayo is the Municipal Park dedicated to the memory of one Tom Ruane,  but do the younger generations realise who he was? Tom played

March in the Garden

By Garret Michael of Archers Ballina  March is the first month that you can get out and tackle those jobs that you couldn’t face in the winter months. It’s a

North Mayo – Ireland’s final frontier

By David Horkan, Paddle and Pedal As an outdoor enthusiast and being fond of adventure I am never left without something to explore in this diverse landscape. Being based in

Ballina Junior Golf Programme

The Ballina Junior Golf Programme started in the Ballina Golf Club in 2014. Since the programme started our numbers have grown from 30 to an expected 165 in 2016, a

David’s new “undertaking” to lift Enniscrone to new heights

Our neighbours in Enniscrone will have a seriously exciting new arrival to the town within the next few weeks, if local businessman David McGowan has his way. Ballina locals will

Ballina Chamber Of Commerce AGM

Ballina Chamber of Commerce AGM recently took place at Ballina Manor Hotel, the event highlighted the Chamber’s focus on delivering a member-centric approach, encouraging networking between members and businesses and

Mixed news for Ballina in 2016 General Election

Mayo has opted to return just one of the two Ballina sitting TDs to the Dáil in the recent General Election, with Fianna Fail’s Dara Calleary retaining his seat and