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2024 Vendors expression of interest now Open!

National Heritage Day 2024 Ballina Salmon Festival is delighted to announce the return of its flagship event, National Heritage Day, planned for Wednesday 10th July. This year is the 60th

Castlebar and Ballina named best towns for work-life balance in Ireland

Castlebar is the best town for work-life balance in Ireland., while Ballina is the second-best town, Co Mayo. Castlebar and Ballina beat 48 other towns in’s new Work-life balance

Five HR tech trends to watch out for in 2024

Ready for the top tech trends that will shape your 2024? Our partner, BrightHR, has gathered a list of trends in the HR tech space for this year that will

Uisce Éireann works in full flow for Moy Town

As Ballina reflects on a momentous 2023, Uisce Éireann is promising a further lift in 2024 as it delivers a project to secure the town centre’s water supply for generations

Our Aims for 2024: Up & Coming Events in Ballina Chamber Calendar 2024

The commitment to building a vibrant community is at the core of Ballina Chambers committment to its members. Ballina Chamber aims to: Member-Centric Approach: A commitment to meeting the needs

Record Quarter of a Million Sales of Ballina Shop Local Vouchers throughout 2023!

Great news from Ballina, as Tracey Glacken, President of Ballina Chamber, announced the extraordinary success of the Ballina Shop Local Gift Vouchers in 2023. With record sales surpassing quarter of


As part of Ballina’s Climate Action Weekend, recognising the significance of 2023 as Ballina’s 300th anniversary celebrations, a young oak tree has been planted dedicated to the children born in

Ballina Chamber teams up local food, cosmetics, and crafts providers to create the unique Taste of Ballina Christmas Hamper.

Celebrating the best of Ballina and North Mayo produce, this Christmas hamper is filled with products that have been lovingly selected to ensure your choice of Christmas gift is the

Mayo Business Awards

On Friday November 10th Mayo Business Awards 2023, a collaboration with Mayo County Council, Mayo Local Enterprise Office and Mayo Chambers recognised the work done by businesses across the County.

Following a 10 year hiatus, PANTO is BACK in BALLINA.

Oozing with witty one liners, energetic colourful choral scenes, powerful duets and popular solo’s this is local panto at its very best.  A ‘first’ for Ballina Dramatic Society – but

Nominate your group or event sponsor for a special recognition award

Ballina 2023 is sponsoring a new Award for Best Community/ Cultural/ Sports Sponsorship by a local business, corporation, or enterprise Here’s your chance to get your local event, club or

‘Building Better Business’ roadshow comes West to Co. Mayo!

Businesses from across the West attended #BuildingBetterBusiness in #Ballina to learn about navigating their green journey and how to boost business performance through digital transformation, as part of a new initiative by

Just when you thought it couldn’t be done… Martha Galvin has done it again!

For the second year in a row, she been crowned the IHF Irish Hairdresser of the Year!With salons in Castlebar and Ballina, Martha has been named the Irish Hairdressing Federation’s


As part of Social Inclusion Awareness Week, a thought-provoking seminar ‘Cairdeas le Chéile’ took place in the Ballina Arts Centre, which was organised by the Mayo Says No to Racism

Ballina Chamber of Commerce comments on GeoDirectory Commercial Buildings recent report

The recently released GeoDirectory Commercial Buildings report for Q2 2023 has revealed concerning trends in commercial vacancy rates in Ireland. The national commercial vacancy rate has reached 14.1%, marking the

New York Times Journalist To Address Cairdeas Le Chéile Conference In Ballina

Mayo Says No to Racism have announced ‘Cairdeas Le Chéile: Building an Inclusive Mayo Together’, a thought-provoking seminar for Social Inclusion Awareness Week. This event is scheduled to take place

The Mayo Business Awards 2023 is now open for entries.

Once the flagship annual event for businesses across Mayo, the Mayo Business Awards returned in 2015 after an absence of a number of years. The 2022 awards were a huge

Prestigious RHA West Exhibition Opens in Ballina

A large crowd attended the launch of RHA West on Saturday evening, September 9 in. the Municipal Gallery at Ballina Civic Offices. Presented by Ballina 2023 in partnership with Ballina


Mayo Day is the annual celebration of all things Mayo and Mayo County Council are thrilled to announce its milestone tenth-anniversary celebration will be taking place in May 2024. To

Exhibit and Display at this years National Heritage Day as part of Ballina Salmon Festival 2023

Ballina Salmon Festival is delighted to announce the return of its flagship event, National Heritage Day, planned for Wednesday 12th July 2023. This organiser’s of this year’s National Heritage Day have

Ballina Business Networking Showcase 2023

Save The Date; May 26th 2023. Ballina Business Networking Showcase 2023 Venue: Great National Hotel Ballina Time: 9am – 1pm Meet the Chamber, Business Networking & Recruitment, Business Exhibitions, Invited

Ballina Business Showcase in association with Ballina Chamber of Commerce

“Ballina Business Showcase in association with Ballina Chamber of Commerce” as part of Home to Mayo. Venue: Great National Hotel Ballina Time: 8.30am – 11.30am Meet the Chamber, Business Networking

Ballina Chamber Networking returns to North Mayo

Ballina Chamber held a networking event recently at the Connact Distillery based in Belleek. It was the first in a series of planned networking events organised by the Chamber and

Ballina Chamber celebrates International Women’s Day

It was great to welcome everyone back in person for a live event in the beautiful surroundings of The Cot & Cobble Ballina and Ballina Chamber was honoured to have

Mayo Mental Health Association annoucne opening of new Information Centre in Ballina.

Mayo Mental Health Association are delighted to announce the opening of their new Information Centre, located in Bohernasup, Ballina to support the North Mayo region.  The official launch for the

‘Well Women Community Ballina’ International Women’s Day 8th March, 2022

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is delighted to host ‘Well Women Community Ballina’ as part of Internationals Women’s Day, on Tuesday 8th March 2022 . Collaborating with Network Mayo, we look

St Patricks Day Parade announced for Ballina

The St Patricks Day Committee are delighted to announce that Ballina St Patricks Day Parade returns after a three year break, with the last parade celebrated in 2019! Ballina was

Chambers Ireland raises concerns that further Covid-related measures will be needed within weeks

Following a meeting this morning of the Chambers of Commerce Chief Executives from around the country, in particular Ballina Chamber, Chambers Ireland, the voice of Business throughout Ireland, has released


After Mayo County Council’s success having ‘Home to Mayo’ selected as part of the Global Irish Festival Series, event organisers are busy putting plans in place for a Mayo experience


Festival Director Marie Loftus – was delighted to get the  ‘thumbs up’ regarding this year’s One Act Festival and whilst it will see some small changes in format, it certainly

Chambers Ireland welcomes Budget 2022 but critical issue of town centres and vacancies has yet to be tackled

Chambers Ireland, the voice of business throughout Ireland, has welcomed the Government’s focus on capital investment, childcare, and remote working in Budget 2022. Speaking this afternoon, Chambers Ireland CEO Ian

Chambers of Commerce to co-host all-island climate change event

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will join First Minister, Paul Givan MLA and deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill MLA for an all-island climate change event in Belfast this week. Jointly hosted by

Launch of We’re Breastfeeding Friendly Mayo

Mayo CYPSC, in partnership with Healthy Mayo, Mayo County Council and Mayo Chambers of Commerce are launching “We’re Breastfeeding Friendly Mayo”, a breastfeeding initiative set up to improve the health

Ballina 2023 launch plans this September

Ballina 2023 to host free open-air live music event at Tom Ruane Park Ballina 2023 new website and new logo to be revealed Specially Commissioned Film to showcase Ballina to

Ballina 2023 is going live!

Ballina 2023 to host free open-air live music event at Tom Ruane Park Ballina 2023 new website and new logo to be revealed Specially Commissioned Film to showcase Ballina to

Ballina Fringe Festival bursts back to life from 9th-17th October 2021

Ballina Fringe Festival returns to the North Mayo capital for a fourth year from Saturday October 9 to Sunday, October 17. The annual arts festival this year, with a theme

Healthy Club status award for local GAA Club, despite global pandemic crisis.

Ballina Stephenites GAA Club are delighted to announce they have recently been awarded Healthy Club status by Croke Park, a fantastic achievement especially during such a challenging period. The Healthy

Mayo Coaches Team Up With Soccer Stars To Promote Integration in Ireland

Two Ballina based coaches with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation have returned to Northern Ireland to deliver a week-long cross-community training programme that brought together young people from different communities and

Mayo Irish Dancing School Founder Bags Prestigious Business Accolade

Sheila Moffatt Named All-Ireland All-Star Cultural Ambassador Traditional Arts 2021 Moffatt School Of Irish Dancing founder Sheila Moffatt has been named All-Star Cultural Ambassador in Traditional Arts 2021 by the


Move to Mayo, a promotional campaign by Mayo County Council in conjunction with iRadio will launch Monday next, August 23rd.   The campaign aims to showcase Mayo as the best place

Mayo Coaches Work With Football Legends To Promote Integration in Ireland

Football coaches Dan Gorman and Jonathan Heffernan from Ballina County Mayo teamed up with football legends Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Glenn Hoddle and Steve Macmanaman to deliver a landmark event

Irelands oldest River Swim returns this August

One of the oldest river swims in Ireland, the Moy Swim started in Ballina back in the 1950’s and was held for many years. The original swim started at the

Green for Micro, Green for Business

The official launch of the Green for Micro Programme took place on Monday, March 1st by the Local Enterprise Office nationwide. Sustainability is often quite a theoretical concept and many

Mental Health Engagement Ballina Forum as part of Ballina 2023

The Ballina Mental Health Forum at the National Office for Mental Health Engagement is focussing on working actively with service users, family members and carers in the Community, and are working in

Chambers Ireland looks to engage business on the Sustainable Development Goals

Chambers Ireland, the body which represents 40 chambers of commerce in Ireland, has called on Irish business to become leaders in the effort to create a more sustainable society. The

A little bit of festival fun this July

The longest running community festival in Ireland, Ballina Salmon Festival is synonymous with bringing over 200,000 visitors into the region, but alas was cancelled in 2020 and in the traditional

Local Authority Of The Year Presented To Mayo County Council

In late 2020, Mayo County Council was announced by Chambers Ireland as the Local Authority of the Year.  The accolade which was awarded under the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local

Ballina Arts Centre reopening!!

After a long period of Covid-enforced closure Ballina Arts Centre will re-open on Saturday 5th June. The venue will be opening its galleries and will be presenting an exciting new

Sustained support and stimulus for local economies must be at centre of Recovery Plan, says Chambers Network.

Ahead of an announcement on the further reopening of society and economic activity, Chambers Ireland is today (28 May 2021) calling on Government to ensure businesses are given the best

Ballina Arts Centre’s Music Makers is coming!

On Thursday (20th May), Ballina Arts Centre’s new online music show will hit social media screens. Described as ‘a platform for Mayo singer-songwriters to showcase their original songs’, the series

Ballina Chamber of Commerce submission to Ballina Town & Environs LAP 2021-2027

Mayo County Council is preparing a Local Area Plan for the Ballina Town & Environs area that will set out the framework to guide future development in the town an

Downpatrick Head in Mayo will host the event on September 12 2021

Ireland will return to the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2021. Surrounded by a rugged coastal landscape, towering cliffs and staggering views of the Atlantic Ocean, Downpatrick Head

Mature discussion urgently required – Chambers Ireland and the Chambers network calls for certainty on reopening and duration of supports

Ahead of the Cabinet meeting later today, Chambers Ireland this morning (29 April) calls on Government to give certainty on financial supports and the reopening strategy for the months to

Your journey to becoming Climate Ready begins here.

Climate Ready is a five-year, national initiative developed in partnership with industry to equip Irish businesses with the skills they need to respond to climate change. Developed by Skillnet Ireland


Ballina – Ireland’s Greenest Town is an initiative to make Ballina Ireland’s greenest town by 2025. It brings together families, business and community groups in Ballina and North Mayo to

Government has no time to waste and must support town centres during summer reopening, says Chambers Ireland

Following a meeting of Chamber CEOs, Chambers Ireland today (30 March 2021) calls on Government to use the time wisely and ensure we can plan for a sustainable reopening. Speaking

A more family-friendly workplace is essential to children’s wellbeing and will be critical to post-pandemic recovery

Chambers Ireland and UNICEF Ireland have together issued a call to action for more family-friendly workplaces. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health

Shaping the Future of Irish Business: The Business Show 2021 launches online

Business experts come together to provide solutions to Irish businesses feeling the impact of COVID-19 IRELAND: Ireland’s leading business summit, The Business Show, will take place virtually on 22nd of

From Ballina to Scranton to the White House, Mags Downey Martin writes.

A direct descendent from Ballina, Co Mayo is about to become the 46th President of the United States of America!  And this is the real story of an Irish immigrant

Empowering Mayo Businesses to Recover

During this extraordinary time in business, Ballina Chamber of Commerce want to support and empower you with the skills, knowledge and expertise in activating your business now as well as

Ballina Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

Ballina Chamber of Commerce AGM is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 23rd February at 7pm. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the virtual AGM will take place via the ZOOM

New COVID Aid Scheme Welcome But More Detail Needed, says Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland today (9 Feb 2021) welcomes announcement by Government that COVID business grants will be expanded. Speaking this afternoon Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said, “We have raised

Battle of Ardnaree commemoration planned for 2021

The Ballina Community Clean Up Group has announced plans for a major remembrance and commemorative event later this year to mark the historic, almost-forgotten and tragic Battle of Ardnaree, in 1586. Ardnaree

Existing Financial Supports Too Restrictive – Chambers Ireland Calls for Fresh Approach and Expansion of Payments

Chambers Ireland today (21 January 2020) calls on Government to substantially rethink and refresh the range of COVID-19 supports available to businesses over the coming months. Speaking this morning, Chambers

Revitalising Retail 2020 workshops by European Commission

In the wake of the pandemic – what does ‘A European retail sector fit for the 21st Century’ mean? Local decision makers were invited to find out more about the

Remote Work Strategy an Ambitious Vision for Future of Work- Chambers Ireland Calls for Acceleration of Broadband Plan

Chambers Ireland today (15 January 2021) welcomes the publication by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar of the National Remote Working Strategy “Making Remote Work”. The report commits to an acceleration of the

InBusiness Magazine Winter 2020

The seasonal Chambers Ireland magazine InBusiness Winter 2020 edition is now out and available to view at this link Download Featuring a plethora of useful business articles and interesting reads


Click here for an updated list of contacts who can answer your queries regarding Brexit and Customs over the Christmas period. *The UK formally left the European Union on 31

Ballina Begin Together Fund Application

Ballina was fortunate to win the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Awards in 2020 in the 4-7k population category; a collaborative effort spearhead by Ballina Chamber of Commerce. As a

Ballina, Irelands Greenest Town

What was one of the very last big events in Co Mayo hosted by the Mary Robinson Centre; the 5th International Human Rights Lecture held in Ballina on March 6th

€100K worth of Ballina Shop Local Vouchers purchased in November!

In what has been a unprecedented year for the business community, there is some light at the end of tunnel for Ballina retailers; Ballina Chamber is delighted to announce it

Stay local, borrow local and spend local urges Ballina Credit Union

The new Loca-Fi campaign from Ballina Credit Union is encouraging people in the area to shop local this Christmas to help protect businesses and their employees during this critical time.

Chambers Ireland Announces Winners of 2020 Excellence in Local Government Awards- Mayo County Council named Local Authority of the Year 2020

Mayo County Council was named Local Authority of the Year at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards which took place today (26 November 2020). The 17th annual Awards ceremony

Planning for Ballina 2023 gets underway

Year-long series of events to celebrate anniversary of formal establishment of Ballina and deliver a legacy 2023 may feel like a lifetime away, especially from lockdown, but already, plans are

Things you can do NOW to support your trading this Lockdown

Miriam Simon is a Retail Strategist with over 25 years high level experience across the Multiples, Big Box Retail and Independents. Teaming up with the Chamber network across the country,

“Places Matter”- New Reference Guide Illustrates Chamber-Led Best Practice in Supporting Local Economies

Chambers Ireland has today (11 November 2020) published its ‘Places Matter’ – Chamber Guide to Best Practice in Collaboration and Local Economic Development. Supported by An Post, the ‘Places Matter’

Ballina Chamber President ask folk to think Local before shopping.

Ballina Chamber of Commerce has made an appeal to local consumers to make an effort and ‘shop for Ballina’ in your local town and region where possible to ensure that

Western Chambers Call for Increased Funding for Ireland West Airport Knock

On October 22nd, Galway Chamber, along with representatives from Ballina Chamber and fellow Chambers in Mayo and Sligo, met virtually with Minister of State for International and Road Transport and

Revenue update on changes to EWSS subsidy rates and payment schedule

Last Monday (19/10/2020) the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, T.D., announced that the rates of subsidy provided for under the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) will be revised to achieve

Ballina Fringe Festival in association with the Ice House Hotel premieres short documentary film exploring the art collection of the Ice House Hotel.

Ballina Fringe Festival in association with the Ice House Hotel continues until Sunday, October 18 October, and in one of the festival highlights this year, art lovers can enjoy a

Brand new street art by Maser boosts Ballina to coincide with start of Ballina Fringe Festival

Street artist Maser makes strong, colourful impact during his short visit Ballina has a brand new, bold piece of street art in the heart of the town, thanks to renowned

Mayo County Council shortlisted in 5 cateogories in the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020

Chambers Ireland today revealed the shortlist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020. In its 17th year, the Awards features a total of 86 projects from Local Authorities shortlisted

Expansionary approach to Budget 2021 – National Economic Plan must build on this.

The theme of the Chambers Ireland Budget submission is “Place” and through it we called on Government to support businesses to trade through the pandemic, by supporting liquidity, local economies

Business community calls for immediate clarification on potential new restrictions – evolved strategy for living with Covid-19 urgently required

This morning (5 October 2020) Chambers Ireland expresses concern at new advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team that the entire country should move to Level 5. Speaking this

Western Business Community Unite to Fight for Ireland West Airport Knock

The business community of Galway, Mayo and Sligo has united for the first time, to call with one voice for Government to respond to the challenges currently facing Ireland West

The Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy

At the beginning of September, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE) published its Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy, which aims to give direction to

Chambers Ireland launches new research on digital learning and skills development during COVID-19 restrictions

Chambers Ireland today (22 September 2020) launches new data on engagement with training and life-long learning between the months of March and June. The survey polled businesses and employees to

Putting Place First – Government Budget 2021 stimulus must restore the health of our towns and cities

Chambers Ireland, supported by Ballina Chamber, launches its submission to Government detailing recommendations to be included in Budget 2021 and the longer term National Economic Plan. Aligned with the Sustainable

Become One of Ballina’s Swimming greats this September 13th by swimming the Moy Swim.

Great news in Ballina as the organisers of the Moy Swim announce the swim will take place in 2020, with a date now set for Sunday 13th September @ 3pm

Chambers Ireland Calls for National Co-ordinated Strategy on Managing Virus Needed to support Local Economies

Chambers Ireland has today (1 September) sent a letter to An Taoiseach Micheál Martin outlining the concerns of our members regarding the Government response to Covid-19 in advance of the


Chambers Ireland supported by the Chamber network has written to the Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD asking that the Department of the Taoiseach establish a regular forum to discuss matters regarding

Taoiseach-led “Town Centre First” Initiative vital to national economic recovery stimulus package

In a submission to An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Chambers Ireland today (30 July 2020) calls for the establishment of an inter-departmental National Town Centre Taskforce to revive urban centres, address


The Government has now published the July Stimulus Package, which aims to help businesses across Ireland recover & to return people to employment.The July Jobs Stimulus is the next phase in

Your Friday nights are about to get more interesting!

Friday Night Live from Ballina Music brings us together, even when we need to be apart. In that spirit, EAV- Event Audio Visual in collaboration with the Ballina Arts Centre

Chambers Ireland welcomes progress on Government Formation

Chambers Ireland today (15 June) welcomed progress in the formation of a new Government and the publication of a Programme for Government. Speaking this afternoon, Chief Executive Ian Talbot said;


As restrictions ease and businesses reopen their doors, Mayo County Council want to work with local business to assist them in getting their business back on track. Dedicated teams have

With our economy re-opening, the hard work is only beginning. Regional differentials risk being exacerbated

Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of Chambers has today (10 June 2020) published results from a survey of the Irish business community. This survey sought to quantify and highlight

Operational Guidelines & related business supports from Fáilte Ireland

Some of you may have been listening to our CEO Paul Kelly on Morning Ireland just now. Fáilte Ireland has just published the sector specific operational guidelines for the tourism

Online trading a lifeline for business – additional funding welcomed by Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland today (8 June 2020) welcomes news from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, that the Trading Online Voucher

Progress in Reopening Economy Welcome – Retention of Financial Support in this phase critical, says Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland welcomes this afternoon’s announcement (5 June 2020) that the “Roadmap to Re-Opening the Economy” will be escalated and compressed to four stages, rather five, and that we can