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Construction begins on Mary Robinson Centre Project in Ballina Co Mayo

Following the recent signing of contracts, Mayo County Council has confirmed that construction of the Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina will commence on December 5th. The project entails the conservation

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR MAYO ANNUAL AWARDS 2020

Nominations are now open for the Mayo Annual Awards 2020, which will be presented to the ‘Mayo Person of the Year’, the ‘Meitheal’ and the ‘Young Mayo Person of the

Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards

Fingal County Council was named Local Authority of the Year at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The 16th annual Awards ceremony was held in association with the

Holidays are Coming to Ballina on 4th December 2019

Holidays are Coming; Coca-Cola Unveils the 2019 Christmas Truck Tour Holidays Are Coming – the countdown to Christmas has now officially started as Coca-Cola announces the return of the iconic

Ballina Chamber of Commerce Christmas Networking Dinner

The highlight of Ballina Chambers’ calendar of events, the Christmas Networking Dinner, returns Friday 29th November in the The Cot and Cobble with reception drinks served from 6.30pm. Enjoying an

Ballina’s Frosty Salmon Festival and Countdown to Christmas

The much-anticipated Frosty Salmon Festival, Ballina kicks off on Sunday 24th November, celebrating all that is great and wonderful in our community, with Santa’s Arrival Party at the Jackie Clarke

Christmas Cracker Bonanza Draw launched for 6th Year in Ballina.

With €10,000’s worth of Vouchers from local businesses including retail, pharmacy, hotels and restaurants up for grabs, this is a fantastic way of supporting your local business while being rewarded

Chambers Ireland Welcomes Mary Robinson in Address to Business

Chambers Ireland welcomes Mary Robinson in an address to members of the business community, calls for more urgent action in the transformation of Ireland into a sustainable competitive low carbon

Reduced unemployment figures welcome but concerns on emerging skills gaps need to be addressed

Following today’s publication of the CSO’s Monthly Unemployment statistical release for October 2019, Chambers Ireland welcomes the further growth of people at work. Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive

Mayo Mental Health Association hosts ‘Moving Your Mind’ at Ballina Stephenites GAA Club

Mayo Mental Health Association in partnership with the HSE, The Movement Castlebar, Mayo GAA and Healthy Ireland recently held the launch of the ‘Moving your Mind’ Initiative 2019 in the

The Scary Woods Walk returns for another year of Chainsaws, Clowns and Coffins

Ballina’s much-loved Halloween Festival, Samhain Abhainn returns for its seventh year, running from Friday 25th to Thursday 31st October. As always, the festival offers a variety of great events for children, with terrifying

Budget 2020

Plan for Brexit will be welcomed by business, but overall, a missed opportunity to invest more in long term challenges for economy Following today’s Budget 2020 statement by Minister Paschal

Chambers Ireland outlines key priorities ahead of Budget 2020

Ahead of tomorrow’s announcement of Budget 2020 by the Minister of Finance, Chambers Ireland calls on Government to plan for the long-term challenges to the Irish economy. Speaking this morning

Chambers Ireland welcomes the strong performance of the economy, but Government must remain prudent ahead of next Tuesday’s Budget

Following the publication of the September Exchequer Returns this afternoon (2 Oct 2019), Chambers Ireland welcomes the strong performance of the economy, but calls on Government to ensure that the

Chambers lead the way on Sustainable Development Goals

Chambers Ireland and ICC Ireland have announced that both they and the network of affiliated Chambers across Ireland have together signed up to a new charter to support the Sustainable

Arts on the fringes – Ballina Fringe Festival is a fine showcase of fantastic arts for the West of Ireland.

Ballina Fringe Festival returns from 4-20 October this year in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre and Mayo North Promotions Office.  With an impressive range of diverse arts events taking place

Banquet in the Barracks brings a Taste the Island Experience to Ballina.

Ballina’s Military Barracks hosted a one of a kind dining experience over the weekend of the Food Fleadh, welcoming local and visiting Chefs to create a menu using ingredients and

Food Fleadh Ballina brings a Taste the Island Experience to Co Mayo this September!

Food Fleadh Ballina, Co Mayo makes a welcome return for its sixth year this September 26th – 29th 2019.  With a four day holiday programme planned for the end of September,

‘ECO EYE’ PRESENTER DUNCAN STEWART WILL BE THE SPECIAL GUEST AT AN EXHIBITION HOSTED BY BALLINA CREDIT UNION

Duncan Stewart, probably Ireland’s best-known advocate for environmental and conservation issues, and the presenter of television show ‘Eco Eye’, will be the special guest during the Green Energy and Home

Mayo Business Awards 2019

Mayo Chambers and local organisations, in association with Mayo.ie and the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Mayo, are delighted to announce that the prestigious Mayo Business Awards will take place on

Two-day Cannonball Quay Festival to attract thousands to Ballina

A festival of supercars, live music, and fantastic family fun The famous Cannonball Ireland road trip roars back into Ballina on Saturday, September 7, bringing with it the sophisticated style,

Moy Feasibility Study – Public Consultation Meeting – Enniscrone

Ballina Lions Club is the promoter of a major new study of the commercial, touristic, community and social benefits and uses of the Moy Estuary, encompassing Killala, Enniscrone and the

Summer Programme kicks off at The Core

Young musicians aged 12 to 18 will have the opportunity to engage in a plethora of musical activities this summer including camps, clinics, workshops and a multitude of performance opportunities across

Exhibition: Voices of ’68

A fascinating travelling exhibition featuring video testimonies from people who featured prominently in events during one of the most pivotal years in modern Irish history is visiting Ballina this month.

Ballina Street Festival 8th-14th July 2019

Ballina Street Festival running from Monday 8th July to Sunday 14th July kick starts the summer holidays with the usual stallworth events scheduled to take place including National Heritage Day,

NUI Galway: Ideas Academy

NUI Galway Launches New Ideas Academy Summer Camp for second level students in senior cycle Today, NUI Galway in partnership with the HEA and Local Enterprise Office Mayo launched the

Springboard courses at Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology is delighted to announce the following free and heavily subsidised training Springboard courses which will run September 2019 to May 2020. Certificate in Food and Beverage

Our Time to Vote

The European and Local Elections will be taking place in May 2019. Voters will be able to go to their polling station to vote in both of these elections on Friday,

Ballina Chamber hosts AEC Business Forum Seminar

In 2015 Chambers of Commerce and a group of Action Oriented Partners from nine western counties (Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, Kerry) signed up to a Charter

Ballina Street Festival hosts Heritage Day 2019

National Heritage Day, 10th July 2019 Ballina Street Festival running from Monday 8th July to Sunday 14th July kick starts the summer holidays with the usual stallworth events scheduled to

Ballina Street Festival is announced for July 2019

On behalf of Ballina Chamber of Commerce we are delighted to announce that we are organising a ‘Street Festival’ running from Monday 8th – Sun 14th July 2019.  The old stallworth’s of Heritage day, Picnic

Press Release: Futureproof Broadband

A future-proofed accessible broadband network essential for 21st century economic prosperity Chambers Ireland is the national voice of Ireland’s largest business network. Our network has the broadest geographic presence, reaching

This week @ Ballina Arts Centre

After another brilliantly busy week at Ballina Arts Centre on Barrett Street with a great spread of Poetry, Visual Art and Theatre this time around! It’s that time of year

Live Music in Ballina this Easter Bank Holiday, along the Wild Atlantic Way

This Easter Holidays Ballina is exploding with entertainment in many of its bars and restaurants here’s our round up of everything this bank holiday weekend. Friday April 19th The Shebeen;

Easter Events In Ballina, Co Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way

There’s no shortage of events and activities all over Ballina to keep everyone entertained this Easter break. Here’s our round up of the very best on offer for all the

Ballina Dramatic Society presents new Theatre show

Ballina Dramatic Society in association with Keepsake Theatre presents Welcome To The Stranger, a new play inspired by the eye-witness accounts of an extraordinary American woman, Asenath Nicholson, who travelled through

Easter Camps in Ballina Co Mayo along The Wild Atlantic Way

Easter comes late this year with School holidays kicking off from Monday 15th April and reopening Monday 29th April. Here are just some Easter camp suggestions to entertain and educate your your

Removal of ‘no-deal’ welcome, now is the time for constructive solutions -Chambers Ireland

Commenting this evening (13 March 2019) on the UK Parliament’s vote on leaving the European Union without a Withdrawal Agreement and a Framework for the Future Relationship, Chambers Ireland Chief

Live Music in Ballina Bars this St Patrick’s Weekend

Boasting a large Community parade and Fireworks on St Patrick’s day 17th March, kicking off from 4.30pm, as well as a War of Independence 1919-1921 Exhibition at the Jackie Clarke

Statement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar on latest developments on Brexit

Government Buildings, 12 March 2019 As you know, Prime Minister May met with President Juncker in Strasbourg last night where they agreed an interpretative ‘Instrument’ on the Withdrawal Agreement and

St Patricks Day and Weekend festivities in Ballina Co Mayo

The principal aim of St. Patrick’s Festival in Ballina is to celebrate our wonderful community, to celebrate our national Saint and Irish identity and stand proud with our fellow town

Invitation to Open Evening at Ballina Lions Club’s Famine Exhibition

Famine Exhibition Opening Evening Ballina Lions Club are hosting an Open Evening on Friday March 8th between 6pm & 9pm. With an open invitation to the Ballina Community to see The

Protecting Your Business – Employment Seminar in Ballina

Focusing on Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019, Terence Morgan of Peninsula Ireland will be running this Seminar to advise delegates on how to protect their businesses in light of the

Ballina Chamber Spring Training Courses

Training is a great way for your team to get the chance to develop new skills and increase their contributions to the business. Employees having confidence in their work and them knowing what to do can help boost their self-esteem,

Funding For Creative Events For Children – Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Do you have an idea for a creative event for children and young people? Now you can make it happen! Mayo County Council is seeking proposals for events for children

Ballina, Co Mayo receives the Purple Flag status for the 6th year in a row

Ballina is officially celebrating today (1st February 2019)  after receiving the news that the town has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation for its evening and night-time economy (ENTE),

Expanded Business Mentoring Service Launched in Mayo

Today, 19th February 2019, the business community in Mayo helped launch an expanded business mentoring service in the county, Mentor Mayo. Mentor Mayo is an innovative initiative that builds on

Brexit and Certs of Origin- Chamber Update

*UPDATED* Brexit and Certs of Origin- Chamber Update No Deal Scenario Chambers Ireland recently received an update from colleagues in the UK regarding a meeting held with HMRC on Wednesday,

A Ballina Botanical Masterpiece … Paul Kirwin of Topline Archers

Two things scare me in life. The first is any letter coming through the door with the Harp Logo on the envelope, and the second are dogs. The first, I

Chamber AGM 2019

Date & Time: Date(s): 21st February 2019 Time: 7pm Venue: Ballina Chamber of Commerce & Ballina Tourist Office Cost: FREE Event Details The Annual General Meeting of the Ballina Chamber of

Major new employment laws to shake up Irish business

A new Act containing major employment law reforms comes into force on 1st March 2019. It’s so significant that the Minister for Employment Affairs, Regina Doherty, labelled it a “once-in-a-generation

Brexit and Certs of Origin – Brexit Update

No Deal Scenario We recently received an update from colleagues in the UK regarding a meeting held with HMRC on Wednesday. We are informed that at present UK HMRC do

“I’m a lumberjack, and that’s OK!….” Paul Kirwin Gardening Specialist and Consultant

The first of a series of Blogs from Paul Kirwin, Garden Department Manager for Topline Archers and gardening columnist for the Roscommon Herald. Gardening Specialist and Consultancy As a result

Local Enterprise Office Mayo launches Business Advisory Clinics in Ballina.

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Mayo has teamed up with Ballina Chamber of Commerce to hos a serious of Business Advisory Clinics in Ballina for the Spring Summer period. Local Enterprise

ARTIST USES €10K TO FISH FOR KNOWLEDGE IN THE DIGITAL SOCIETY

In Mayo this Autumn , the Ballina Arts Centre hosts one artist’s response to technological change. A €10,000 “digital society” bursary has been awarded by Digital Transformations to multimedia and

Uncertainty prevails in vote against Orderly Withdrawal

Press Release 15 January 2019 Uncertainty prevails in vote against Orderly Withdrawal Commenting on this evening’s (15 January 2019) outcome of the ‘meaningful vote’ in the UK’s House of Commons,

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade – Back for Business Initiative

Following a successful pilot, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is once again supporting Back for Business which is designed to support returned emigrants, men and women, who have

Local Enterprise Office Mayo Spring Summer training Schedule launched for 2019

Training courses offered by Mayo LEO Everyone in business is well aware that if you remain static, you’ll very quickly be left behind. Business practice continues to evolve with disruptive

Five things to do this January in Ballina, Co Mayo

After the hustle and bustle of Christmas and the New Year, now’s the time to check in and remind yourself of all the great things to do in your town

Take me Home Colleen returns to Ballina as part of Ballina Street Festival 2019

‘Take Me Home Colleen’ written by local musician and songwriter Brendan Farrell returns to Ballina this July as part of the Ballina Street Festival 2019, having already opened in Ballina

Brexit: European Commission’s “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan for Businesses

PRESS RELEASE: Brussels, 19 December 2018 The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time. Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the

Yuletide Christmas Fair 2018

Saturday December 22nd, from 12 pm to 7pm, will see the newly appointed Dr Kathleen Lynn Lane, hosts its first ever Christmas market; The Yuletide Fair. The Dr Kathleen Lynn

Frosty Salmon Festival comes early to Ballina, Co Mayo

25 November – 23rd December 2018 20 November 2018 –Iconic Coca-Cola truck one of this year’s Frosty Salmon Festival highlights The arrival of Santa Claus to the Jackie Clarke Collection

3.2m government funding for Ballina’s 18th Century Military Barracks.

€3.2m government funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund 2018 has been approved for the transformation of Ballina’s 18th century military barracks. It is to be developed into a digital

What’s On at Ballina Arts Centre

MUSIC: Hugh Tinney  Thursday 15th November, 8pm Join Pianist Hugh Tinney as he celebrates his 60th birthday tour, performing works by composers Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert as well as Irish

N26 Roadworks into Ballina Co Mayo

Ballina Chamber of Commerce has made representation on behalf of its Chamber members to Mayo County Council in respect to the current road works and traffic management on the N26

Famine Exhibition opens in Ballina Co. Mayo on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Ballina Lions Club are proud to announce details of their upcoming Famine Exhibition which will be held in the Ballina Civic Offices from October through to March 2019. The Lions

Ballina One Act Drama Festival, Autumn Season 2018

The Ballina One Act Drama Festival returns for it’s 4th Season this November playing on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th in 2018. Doors open nightly at 6.45 / Curtain up

Ballina Chamber hosts Employers and Pensions Seminar

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be hosting an Employers and Pensions – Roles & Responsibilities Seminar delivered by Zurich in conjunction with Rouse Insurance Brokers. Pension reform is a thorny

Budget 2019 : Chambers Ireland review

“Government’s chosen path for Budget 2019 will produce long term benefits for the Irish economy if measures announced are implemented appropriately and rapidly. Balancing the books, delivering promised investments, establishing

Budget Highlights 2019

Budget 2019 was presented yesterday and was the first Budget since 2007 to be ‘balanced’.  There were no big winners from yesterday’s announcements. Increases in weekly Social Welfare payments, tobacco

Halloween Spooks visits Ballina Co Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way

Samhain Abhainn (Halloween) Festival  25th October – 1st November We welcome again some spooky events for this year’s Ballina Halloween Festival. The festival opens on the 25th of October with the

Business Advisory Clinics to be held in Ballina

    Local Enterprise Office Mayo organises Business Advisory Clinics whereby business clients are welcome to discuss their venture in confidence with a Business Advisor. We can help you identify

Culture Night for Ballina

Culture Night on Friday 21st of September is upon us once again with a wide range of events in Mayo with events in Ballina to include: Arts, Poetry, Music, Storytelling and

New Cycle of ACORNS – Support scheme for Female Entrepreneurs

ACORNS (Accelerating the Creation of Rural Nascent Start-ups), focuses on early stage female entrepreneurs, whose businesses are located in rural Ireland. The ACORNS initiative is supported by the Department of

Making Historic Towns along the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC)

Save the Date – Making Historic Towns along the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) – 22 November Ballina, Co. Mayo A new Town Centre ‘Health Check’ workshop will be taking place

Other Voices Ballina along the Wild Atlantic way

On Friday September 28th and Saturday September 29th, 2018, the vibrant town of Ballina in Co. Mayo will provide a stunning backdrop to Other Voices, the internationally acclaimed music television

Maverick Sabre & Sam Fender added to live TV recording line-up at Other Voices Ballina 2018

Other Voices Ballina 2018 September 28th& 29th, Ballina, Co. Mayo Festival Registration now open on Eventbrite. Other Voices Festival Hub launches in Ballina. Music Trail adds 22 more acts including Mango x Mathman, Girlfriend, The

September at Ballina Arts Centre

Ballina Arts Centre News this September As the kids return to school and the weather gets a little cooler, Ballina Arts Centre delivers a packed programme of events to keep

‘Exchequer Returns’ signal importance of prudence in Budget 2019

Press Release Exchequer Returns signal importance of prudence in Budget 2019 4 September 2018: Commenting on the release of today’s (4 September 2018) Fiscal Monitor, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of

Get ready for Food Fleadh Ballina

Food Fleadh Ballina, Co Mayo makes a welcome return for its fifth year this September 2018. With a four day programme planned Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th September 2018, visitors  and

Ballycroy National Park Receives €2.1 million Funding

  Fáilte Ireland has announced funding approval for a €2.1m 56km cycle track through part of the Ballycroy National Park. As well, the National Parks and Wildlife Service announced the

Move & Improve: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

  Move & Improve: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Event will take place in Ballina Community Sports and Leisure Centre Cathedral Lane (Next to Moyne College, behind St Muredachs Cathedral), on

New Term – New Beginnings

Yes Summer has nearly come to a End !!!! Not to Fright we have a list of activity to enrich and fulfill the Kids lives . Placing Kids in a

New Acts announced for Other Voices

  Villagers, Tamino and Julien Baker Mayo-bound for the St. Michael’s Church live TV recordings at Other Voices Ballina 2018 September 28th & 29th, Ballina, Co. Mayo Plus, first Other

Excellence in Local Government Awards 2018 shortlist Revealed

  Awards Shortlist reveals wide-ranging work at local level across Ireland    Chambers Ireland today (14 August 2018) revealed the shortlist of the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2018 2018

Festival Fever Continues this August in Mayo North !

    Mayo Manchester Tradfest Returns to Ballina – 2nd – 8th August 2018       Experience traditional Irish music at its best this summer The Mayo Manchester Tradfest 2018 will be

Atlantic Rhythm show Tradbeats set to wow tourists visiting Mayo

  Fresh from their phenomenal run on TV3’s Ireland’s Got Talent, the young musicians and dancers of Atlantic Rhythm have already made inroads into their next challenge – taking the

Ballina Chamber meets with An Taoiseach and Heads of Government bodies this July.

Ballina Chamber of Commerce has never been so busy, and the month of July is not over yet. Remove the fact that Ireland’s largest community festival, Ballina Salmon Festival, has

First three acts announced for St. Michael’s Church at Other Voices Ballina 2018 September 28th – 29th, Co. Mayo

September 28th and 29th 2018 sees the Other Voices Festival burst into life in our gorgeous town of Ballina, Co. Mayo. The ancient walls of St. Michael’s Church in the heart of

Chambers Ireland launches Pre Budget Submission 2019 with Chief Executives from the Chamber Network

Chambers Ireland today (12 July 2018) launched its Pre Budget 2019 Submission, recommending that Government use Budget 2019 as an opportunity to think strategically about how we can future-proof our

Chambers Ireland welcomes green-light for EU-Japan Trade Deal

Chambers Ireland welcomes the news that the EU and Japan have been authorised to formally ratify a new trade deal, negotiations for which first began in 2013. Chambers Ireland Chief

Ballina Salmon Festival FREE Kids Events along the Wild Atlantic Way

Ballina Salmon Festival kicks off, 8th – 15th July featuring some great ‘free to attend’ events and activities for all the family. Specially for kids, there’s “Come Try It” (for

2018 Mayo Business Awards Applications are now OPEN

The Mayo Business Awards are a cross community initiative supported by the Mayo Chambers and other local business organisations with the backing of the Local Enterprise Office Mayo and Mayo.ie.

Lady of the Moy, Kate-Leigh Farrell promotes North Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way

UCD Geography Society October 5, 2017  – This week marks the first of the society’s new social media campaign, where every week each committee member will write a post about

Brexit Preparedness Notices

  Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation – Brexit Preparedness Notices     Efforts are currently underway to reach an agreement to ensure the withdrawal of the UK from the

Special guests this month at The Core.

  The Core is a resource for young musicians and schools in the Mayo community. It is run under the auspices of Music Generation Mayo and housed within Ballina Arts Centre.

Festival’s take-over July in Mayo North Area

FROM NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST AND OF COURSE OVERSEAS THEY TRAVEL IN THEIR DROVES TO REACH ONE DESTINATION  “BALLINA” Lets Start at the Beginning ( Of July that is )

Ballina Crowned “Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town out the of the 32 Counties of Ireland in 2018″

Ballina has been crowned “Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town 2018”.  The Ireland’s Best Kept Tidy Towns Awards took place today (26/06/2018) at the Harbour Commissions Office in Belfast with delegates

Teenage entrepreneurs from Mayo swop the classroom for Connemara

    Seventeen teenage entrepreneurs, including six from Mayo, are swopping the classroom for the countryside this week, as they embark on a Student Enterprise Winners’ Bootcamp in Connemara through