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EIB Investment is a Welcome Support but Greater Levels of Capital Investment a Priority

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today (24 January 2017) confirmed investment of €825 million in Ireland in 2016.   Commenting on the announcement, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said,

Ballina Chamber Shop Local Vouchers

Ballina Chamber of Commerce “Shop Local Gift Vouchers” are the perfect all year round gift idea and are not just for Christmas. This gives you the opportunity to treat family

New Year – New You – 2017 Let’s make it your year

  You woke up today and looked in the mirror. And you said to yourself, “Gosh darnit (or #$^@  $#@$@%), I’m going to get in shape!” Just one problem –

Giro de Baile dates announced for 2017

Calling all cyclists, dust down the bikes as the Giro de Baile 2017 takes place Sun, 6th Aug at 9am from Main Street Ballycastle Co Mayo Now in its fourth

Competitive Start Fund – Opening Date Announced

A call for applications for those active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Cleantech

Operation Transformation in Ballina

Series 10 of Operation Transformation is back on our screens and is on every Wednesday and Thursday on RTE1 at 8.30pm. Operation Transformation has teamed up with Sport Ireland and

Chamber Membership and what it means for Your Business

What is the point in becoming a member of the Ballina Chamber of Commerce you may well ask. Ballina Chamber is here to support your business. The initiatives that the

North Mayo features in ’20 of the hottest tickets in travel for 2017′

We knew it, the people of North Mayo always knew it, in fact some would say it was a carefully guarded secret, but now the secrets out and thanks to

Chambers campaign for Investment in N4 and N5

Chambers of Commerce along the N4 and N5 have been working together to raise awareness for the need for investment in the roads connecting the midlands to the North West

National Women’s Strategy Public Consultation meetings

A public consultation on the forthcoming National Women’s Strategy was recently launched by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD and the Minister of State with

Christmas wishes from Paul Regan, President of Ballina Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Management and Staff of Ballina Chamber of Commerce I would like to wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas, and a prosperous new

North South Interconnector essential to sustain Ireland’s economic growth

Chambers Ireland welcomed the decision by ABP to grant approval for the North South Interconnector. This Interconnector is an essential piece of infrastructure that Ireland needs to sustain our economic

Have you filled in and returned your Retail survey?

Ballina traders have been urged to complete and return the retail surveys that have been distributed to them by the offices of Ballina Chamber of Commerce. Ballina has been chosen


“The Baubles” a collection of Ballina musicians formed to record a Christmas charity single to raise money in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland. MS Ireland are a fantastic charity that provide

Frosty Salmon Festival in Ballina Co Mayo

Santa’s Arrival party in Jackie Clarke Collection, Mistletoe Market in the Military Barracks, Polar Express Train at Ballina Train Station and Santa’s residency at Military Barracks are just some of

Christmas Cracker Bonanza Draw in Ballina

Ballina Retailers have launched the 3nd Annual Christmas Cracker Bonanza Draw. With €10,000’s worth of Vouchers from local businesses up for grabs, this is a fantastic way of rewarding your

Ballina Chamber Vouchers ready for Christmas Sales

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the return of its very successful and popular voucher scheme. Encouraging a Shop Local message this Christmas, Chamber President Paul Regan said

Ballina chosen for national ‘Town Centre Health Check’ Programme

Ballina is one of 10 towns which have been chosen to take part in a national Town Centre Health Check pilot programme. The pilot which aims to support socio-economic, cultural

Ballina Businesses features heavily in Mayo Business Awards shortlist 2016

Following an absence of approximately five years, the Mayo Business Awards returned in 2015, and after its resounding success the Awards are back for 2016 for what promises to be

The Lantern Chinese Restaurant & Take Away Ballina

The Lantern Chinese Restaurant & Take Away, Ballina, celebrates its 30th anniversary this week, and you’re invited to the party this Saturday! That’s 30 years of Ballina’s favourite dish, the

Mid term deals in Ballina Co Mayo

Anyone will know that planning a break during school holidays is fraught with challenges. Dragging the kids away from their friends during the week of midterm may not go down

Huxley Horror brings terror and fear to Ballinas’ Belleek Woods

Based in the hugely atmospheric Belleek Woods – Europe’s largest urban forest which is located on the banks of the River Moy and just a short walk from Ballina town

Be scared at this years Samhain Abhainn Festival in Ballina

Samhain Abhainn – Ballina’s Halloween Festival returns for another week long feast of spooky sceals, Halloween Hoots, creepy crafts and Scary woods! Running from Friday 28th October to Thursday 3rd

Funding call – Inland Fisheries Ireland €500,000 Capital Grant Scheme

  National Strategy Angling Development Capital Grant Scheme 2016  Inland Fisheries Ireland has recently launched a new €500,000 Capital Works Fund which will help improve access to angling. We are

Irish Chambers Meet High Ranking EU Officials to Discuss Priorities for Irish Business

A delegation from the Irish Chamber of Commerce Network, led by Chambers Ireland, today (12/10/2016) met with key officials from across the European Commission to discuss matters of importance to

Sport and Active Community groups joins forces for Chaity in Ballina

A major event will be taking place in Ballina to announce an all-Ireland strategy for two global sports charities – Active Communities Network and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Budget 2017: What it means for YOU

Tuesday’s Budget as announced by Minister Noonan was favourable towards the self employed with an increase in the earned income tax credit by €400 bringing it to €950. Universal Social

Chamber launches Halloween Shop Front Window Competition 2016

Samhain Abhainn – Ballina’s Halloween Festival and Ballina Chamber of Commerce has launched its annual Halloween Shop Front Window Competition, this Halloween 2016. All you need to do is decorate your

Youth Unemployment rate Budget priority 2017

Continued Reduction in Youth Unemployment Rate must be A Priority for Budget 2017 Commenting on the release of the CSO Monthly Unemployment figures, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said,

Ireland and UK prepares to celebrate vibrant towns and cities

The annual celebration of the Purple Flag programme, which recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night-time economy (ENTE) in Ireland and the UK, will be taking place

Skillnet Brexit Briefings in Sligo & Castlebar

  Brexit Briefing Castlebar Thu 29 September 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free Nursing Lecture Theatre GMIT Castlebar Castlebar   The briefing will examine the impact of Brexit and

Ballina Golf Club holds the first Albany Open.

  There was great competition at Ballina Golf Club for both adult and junior golfers at the first Albany Open, which was held on Saturday 13th August. It was a

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina

Angling report – w/e 4th September 2016 Compiled by Myles Kelly Salmon Angling River Moy Angling effort is well down on the Moy now, compared to this time last year

A Growing Workforce Needs Investment in Infrastructure

  Chambers Ireland Commenting on the data released in today’s (23 August 2016) QNHS, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive Chambers Ireland said, “The 1% increase in employment during April – June

FREE SICAP courses for jobseekers in Ballina

Looking for viable career options and need expert advice? If you are a jobseeker/working part time and want to up skill/on a CE or Tús scheme/a low income family and

LEADER Funding in Ballina and North Mayo – Public Information Evenings

LEADER is a community-led, local development EU funding stream that promotes social inclusion, poverty reduction, economic development and environmental initiatives in rural areas. Individuals, community groups and small businesses can apply for

Managing your Online Reputation – Free Failte Ireland Training

Marketing your business online using Social Media is a great way to increase traffic to your site, raise awareness of your brand and engage with your customers. However Social Media

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina Angling report – w/e 21st August 2016

      Salmon & Sea Trout Angling   River Moy   There wasn’t a notable increase in the number of anglers fishing the Moy system over the past week,

Culture Night 2016 in Ballina Co Mayo

Ballina Libraray Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm Genre: Music Tel: 096-70833 Web: Address: Pearse St, Ballina, Mayo ‘Big Music Jam’ for participants of the Music Generation Mayo Instrument Lending Scheme

Irish Government must challenge the European Commission Ruling on Apple

Commenting today (30 August 2016) on the European Commission state aid ruling Mark O’Mahoney, Director of Policy and Communications, Chambers Ireland said, “A transparent tax regime has been one of

€26 million investment into Ballina by Coca Cola

Ballina set to welcome an additional 25 new jobs with €26m investment Soft drinks company Coca Cola at Ballina Beverages is to invest €26m into its Ballina operations in Mayo,

Ballina Education, Training & Supports for Jobseekers Expo

Mayo County Council and Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Co. The Newman Institute, Wednesday 31st August 2016, 10am – 1pm Meet the service providers that are available to assist you in making

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina & Galway Angling report – w/e 14th August 2016

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy Anglers on the River Moy system experienced a rather difficult week with fluctuating water levels impacting on fishing for most of the time.

French Mayo Film Festival at Ballina Arts Centre

      As part of the French Mayo Festival, Ballina Arts Centre are showing the iconic “Three Colours” Trilogy on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August at 8.30pm

Mr Yeats return visit to Killala, Co Mayo

National Heritage Week in Killala Following a wildly successful first event in 2015, Mr Yeats has planned his return visit for Saturday 27 August next, when the heritage town of

National Heritage Week events in Ballina

National Heritage Week 2016 Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe

Microsoft OneDrive for your Business

One place for everything in your life? So, what is Microsoft OneDrive? Well, the official explanation says that it’s an online service “that allows users to sync files and later

Mayo Co Co shortlisted for Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016

Excellent Work Undertaken by Local Authorities Highlighted In Awards Shortlist Chambers Ireland today (4 August 2016) announced the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2016 with a total

‘French Mayo’ A Taste of France along the Wild Atlantic Way

The last weekend in August 2016 sees the inaugural “French Mayo” Festival take place in Ballina, Co. Mayo.  With strong flavours of live music, dance, drama and food, French Mayo

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina

Angling report – w/e 31st July 2016 Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy Fishing on the River Moy slowed down somewhat during the week, while fluctuating water levels resulted

Lord of the Dance star launches 2016 MMTradfest in Ballina

The newly crowned new Lord of the Dance, James Keegan, who has taken over the reigns from Michael Flatley in the worldwide hit show flew into Ballina to launch this

Top Ten Mayo Manchester Tradfest events to look forward to

Newly appointed Minister for Regional Development, Michael Ring TD recently kick started the countdown to the forthcoming week long Mayo Manchester Tradfest based in Ballina beginning Friday 29 July. With

Market and Fair Days in Ballina Co Mayo

Are ye going to the fair at all? A Step back in time with James Reddiough. The leaves are turning and the winter is nigh as I type this column

Ballina Country Market celebrates 50 years

Country Markets – supporting Your Local Community Country Markets Ltd was set up in 1947 as part of the Co-operative movement with the first market held in Fethard, Co. Tipperary. 

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina Angling report – w/e 10th July 2016

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy The Moy system accounted for a reported catch of 517 salmon for the week. This brought the season total, to date, to 3,368

Ballina Salmon Festival Top 5 novel events to watch out for

The 52nd Ballina Salmon Festival kicks off Wednesday July 13th 2016 with Heritage Day. And with a jam packed schedule of events throughout the week, we decided to highlight the

Ballina’s Silent Moves wins Irish Times Modern Ireland artworks 2015

Silent Moves, a film made by visual artist Aideen Barry and Ballina Arts Centre with Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies group, has been selected to represent 2015

Festival fever hits Ballina as Salmon Fest kicks off

Heritage Day in Ballina The 52nd Ballina Salmon Festival kicks off Wednesday July 13th 2016 with Heritage Day. Revisit the past as the town is transformed into days gone by

Mayo dancers scoop double at World Championships 2016

Two dancers from the award winning Moffatt School of Irish Dancing and Atlantic Rhythm Production Company in Crossmolina in Mayo, have just won the 2016 CRN (Cumain Rince Naisiunta) World

Choir from Missouri, USA to Perform in Ballina, Co Mayo

The Missouri meets the Moy at the Kennedy Glasgow Centre at The Quays, Ballina on Monday july 11th at 8.00pm. When members of Bofield CCE will join with the visiting

4 great Ballina Bars to enjoy watching the Euros

Ireland maybe out of Euro 2016, but we can still enjoy watching the footie and Euro 2016 in one or all of these great Ballina bars, Co Mayo. Each pub

Mayo Business Awards returns in 2016

Once the flagship annual event for businesses across Mayo, the Mayo Business Awards returned last year after an absence of a number of years. The 2015 awards were a huge

Western River Basin District IFI Ballina Angling report – w/e 19th June 2016

Salmon Angling River Moy The Moy system produced a whopping 645 salmon for the week bringing the yearly total, so far, to 1631. Heavy rain on Monday resulted in excellent

All kinds of Everything this Summer in Ballina

With summer school holidays only round the corner, and hoping the weather stays good, there is all kinds of Summer Camps planned to suit your Child, in Ballina this July

Ballina Bridge Congress Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Ballina Bridge Congress is proud to be celebrating 40 years of bringing people together in Ballina to enjoy and play Bridge. Running from Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July

Discovery of a Viking Sword found in the River Moy!

A new exhibition has opened at the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough,  entitled ‘The Hoard and the Stone.’ This exhibition explores the discovery of a hoard of silver

Fishing Update-Western River Basin, week ending 12th June

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy The very low water levels continued to impact on the angling on the River Moy. Yet, some fisheries saw some good catches. The

Ballina welcomes Hina Jilani to Mary Robsinson Centres’ Third Annual International Human Rights Lecture

Hina Jilani will shortly become the third guest speaker of the prestigious Annual International Human Rights Lecture series at The Mary Robinson Centre.  Following in the footsteps of Graça Machel

Mary Robinson Centre promotes Sustainable Development Goals this July in Ballina

International Symposium Hotel Ballina, 1-2 JulyThe Sustainable Development Goals: Equality, Human Rights, Peace Join key stakeholders, policy makers and those committed to the implementation of the SDGs In 2016, a

Photo Safaris in Mayo North and Ballina this Summer 2016

Locally based photographer, David Browne starts his summer ‘Photo Safaris’ Sessions, a series of very unique experiences visiting some of the many beautiful and picturesque places in and around Ballina

Angling report for June W/E 5th 2016

Western River Basin District – IFI Ballina Salmon & Sea Trout Angling   River Moy  The extremely dry and sunny weather impacted heavily on angling conditions during the week. Water levels

Ballina’s finest young people show off their talents this June.

The best of Ballina Talent is on show this June, at the Ballina Arts Centre.  With four different but incredible shows on offer, illustrating the variety of the talent of

Angling Update – Week Ending 22nd May 2016

Salmon & Sea Trout Angling River Moy Anglers experienced another difficult week on the Moy with angling improving over the weekend. Only a few fish were reported during the early

Free Training – “Delivering Customer Service Excellence” Workshop

Operating a small business in the West of Ireland can be challenging, and costs can be a factor. If you would like the option of availing of training to upskill

Financing Community Growth – Loans, Grants, Fundraising

While the Mayo LCDC Local Development Strategy has still not been approved by the Independent Selection Committee, and therefore it is unlikely that there will be funding available for at

Ballina Angling Report

Salmon Angling  River Moy With approximately 100 salmon reported, the River Moy had its best week of the season, so far.  On Coolcronan, Garry Keavaney had a 9 lbs. fish

Meet Mayo North Tourism Expo

Join us and MidWest Radio to help promote North Mayo’s fantastic tourist offering Here in the Mayo North Promotions Office and Ballina Tourist Office, we know that North Mayo has everything a

Trading On Line Voucher Seminar – Ballina 30th May

A seminar outlining the benefits of Online Trading Vouchers and how to apply for same is taking place in the Great National Hotel Ballina (formally Hotel Ballina), on the 30th

Ballina’s Weekly Angling Update

Courtesy of Markus Müller, Fisheries Information Manager Salmon Angling – River Moy Water levels on the River Moy have dropped further during the week. Angling conditions in the upper and middle sections

Mayo Day Weekend Celebrations in Ballina

Mayo Day is a celebration of our ‘Mayo-ness’ in Mayo Communities worldwide. On 30th April 2016, Mayo people at home and away have an opportunity to celebrate all that is

Ballina Chamber launches Mayo Day theme Shop Front Competition

Ballina Chamber Retail Development Committee launches Mayo Day theme Shop Front Competition. Mayo Day is on the Way and Ballina Retailers are launching their very own Mayo Day celebrations with

TV Star to help launch Ballina Mayo Day Tradfest

Ballina’s Irish TV Country singer Pamela Gilmartin who has just been nominated for an Irish TV Country Music award is to launch the Mayo Manchester Mayo Day Tradfest Press launch

Giro de Baile an Chaisil returns for its third Year

Calling all cyclists, dust down the bikes as the Giro de Baile an Chaisil takes place Sun,31st July at 10:00am from Main Street Ballycastle Co Mayo Hosted by Baile and

The Road to Downpatrick

The Road to Downpatrick; Notes from Ballyglass, Ballycastle.

Wild Atlantic Way Project Update

Ballina Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Failte Ireland are hosting a Wild Atlantic Way Project Update on Tuesday 19th April at 6.30pm in Ballina Town Library, Pearse St., Ballina. All

Mayo Ladies V’s Monaghan in Ballina Stephenites

The Mayo Ladies Senior Gaelic Football Team take on Monaghan on Sunday April 10th in Ballina Stephenites GAA Pitch @2pm . All Support greatly appreciacted #SupportGreenAndRed#ShowYourCountyColours

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.