Events

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

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

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

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

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,

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),

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Fringe Festival -Along The Wild Atlantic Way

A newly-established week long arts festival, Ballina Fringe Festival will run alongside Ballina Salmon Festival programme from 6-15 July 2018. Ballina and North Mayo have a proud heritage in the

Father’s Day Treats

Father’s Day Is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St.

Atlantic Rhythm brings ‘TradBeats’ to Ballina along the Wild Atlantic Way

Fresh from their recent appearance on the Late Late Toy Show, Ray D’Arcy Show, Ireland’s Got Talent and  entertaining Ryan Tubridy on his recent visit to Ballina with the Radio 1

Summer Camps in Ballina Along The Wild Atlantic Way

The Sunny Season is upon us which only means one thing  “Schools out ” , What to do with the Kiddies ? Ballina has a huge variety of Camps to

Mayo North to Host Tourism Networking Event

    Meet Mayo North – tourism businesses come together to network and brainstorm   Anyone with an interest in the development  of tourism in North Mayo is invited along

June Bank Holiday 2018 — Along the Wild Atlantic Way

June Bank Holiday the second of three long weekends of Summer is fast approaching, here in Ballina we have a Jam  – Packed Line -up in Store from Folk & Country

Fantastic Jam -Packed line up at the Art Centre this May !!!

About the Art centre Ballina Arts Centre is an exciting multidisciplinary arts venue in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Presenting a programme filled with the very best in visual art, music, film,

Ballina celebrates Mayo Day 2018 with a big splash of Green and Red

Mayo Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of the arts and culture, vibrant communities, and unquenchable spirit of county Mayo. Now in its fourth year, Mayo Day has

Áthas comes to Ballina this Easter, as Beal an Átha launches its first Children’s Art Festival

Children in the Ballina area will have the opportunity to explore their artistic and creative sides during the Easter holidays with a new Children’s Arts Festival. Running from Thursday, April

Entertain your little Bunnies this Easter !!!

Ballina a variety of Easter Camp to keep all your Chic’s happy  this Easter from Dancing , Singing, Football, Gymnastics , Art and Craft to Kayaking on the River Moy.

Women & Girls In Sport

Sports Personalities to address Drop Out of Girls in Sport An influential  panel of speakers will examine issues of drop out in sport through a ‘Girls and Women in Sport

Blast of Colour to light up the Sky in Ballina this Weekend

    Annual Parade Celebrate our great community and join in the Ballina Party from 4pm. Kicking off from Convent Hill, and marching into downtown Ballina, this years parade promises

Ballina Chamber of Commerce elects new Chamber President

Hugh Rouse of Rouse Insurance  has been elected as the new President of Ballina Chamber of Commerce. In his address, he paid tribute to the outgoing president, Paul Regan, and thanked

Ballina Arts Centre March events 2018

Can you believe its March already!! And with St Patrick’s Day and Easter back to back this year, March is already full to capacity with festivals and events. Ballina Arts

Ballina Salmon Festival returns for its 54th year from 8th – 15th July 2018

Now in its 54th year, Ballina Salmon Festival is one of the West of Ireland’s longest running family festivals, attracting crowds of over 250,000 annually to the North Mayo Capital.

Local Enterprise Week, Mayo LEO 2018

Local Enterprise Week features a series of business events that provide opportiunities to learn, debate, discuss and network.  It is aimed at potential and existing entrepreneurs and businesses of all

Riverside Theatre Group brings John B Keanes comedy to Ballina Art Centre

Drama lovers will be delighted to hear that Ballina’s Riverside Theatre Group are back with another John B Keane classic, The Chastitute.    The Chastitute, by John B Keane is

Chamber President Outlines Vision for Ballina at Annual Dinner

Mount Falcon Ballina hosted the annual Ballina Chamber of Commerce Networking dinner on Friday 26th January 2018.  Guests assembled in the beautiful ballroom of the hotel for pre-dinner drinks reception

Digital Transformations Conference coming to Ballina

AN EXPLORATION OF CULTURE IN A DIGITAL SOCIETY Memory, authorship, identity, productivity, privacy and consumption are all changing. The digital society is transforming our traditional relationship to these concepts, enhancing

Local Author launches latest novel ‘That Girl’ in Ballina

WHOSE THAT GIRL? Local author Kate Kerrigan launched the e-book edition of her latest novel, That Girl, with a Facebook Live interview with a very special guest – her mother,

Ballina Lip Sync Returns with another bumper night of entertainment

Kilmoremoy LGFC returns with yet another night of entertainment with Cirque du Lip Sync on Saturday 13th January in Great National Hotel Ballina, doors opening at 7pm and the event itself

Frosty Salmon Festival kicks off for month of December

Ballina’s Frosty Salmon Festival has just gotten underway and Santa has arrived in town, much to the merriment of children and adults alike. The town’s annual Christmas festival is designed to

Xmas Fever in Ballina 2017

    Frosty Salmon Festival Ballina  is alive and well again this year. With a exciting line up in store Frosty Salmon Festival Ballina 3rd Dec-23rd Dec 2017 Dec 3rd: Santa’s

Ballina ONE ACT Drama Festival 2017

As we enter the dark nights of Winter the annual Ballina ONE ACT Drama festival shines a light in a bleak November weekend. A festival of Drama which showcases the

Viral sensations Atlantic Rhythm Productions launch brand new summer show – “Tradbeats”

North Mayo production company Atlantic Rhythm Productions is preparing to launch a brand new summer show that is set to take Mayo by storm. “Tradbeats”, a fully choreographed contemporary show

Samhain Abhainn – Ballina’s Halloween Festival is back, with ‘Huxopia’ – Huxley Horror’s newest macabre immersion experience

  Ballina’s much-loved Halloween Festival, Samhain Abhainn returns for another year of scares, running from Friday 27th October to Wednesday 1st November 2017. As always, the festival offers a variety of

Food Fleadh Market Ballina postponed until 8th – 9th September due to Mayo GAA odyssey

Food Fleadh Ballina has since its 2014 inception become an established event in the Mayo calendar of festivals and events, building a reputation as one of the region’s most enjoyable,

Mayo Manchester – Returns for another Year

  All roads are set to lead to Mayo for the much anticipated 2017 Mayo Manchester Tradfest which runs from Thursday 3 August to Wednesday 9 August. Billed by the

All Roads Lead To Ballina This July

From North ,South, East,West and of course Overseas they travel in their droves to reach One Destination  “Ballina”   Why You May Ask ? Ballina Salmon Festival of Course running

Ballina Salmon Festival is back with a bang in 2017

With just four weeks to go, planning for Ballina Salmon Festival is well and truly underway, as the festival committee launches a packed programme of family friendly events, with emphasis

Fathers Day gift ideas in Ballina

Ahead of Father’s Day this weekend, we celebrate the incredible bond between Irish fathers and their children and with that in mind we have compiled a short list of Fathers

Keep the Kids Busy 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

Las Vegas comes to Ballina GAA Club

Las Vegas comes to Ballina at the Great National Hotel Ballina Saturday 10th June, as local Club Ballina Stephenites GAA Club hosts a Vegas themed night featuring a plethora black

Summer Social Get together at Connacht Whiskey

Ballina Chamber and Connacht Whiskey Distillery have joined forces and created a summer time social get together on the first day of Summer with a very unique networking event. Enjoy a

Graphite HRM Mid-Year Review

Graphite HRM will be presenting a mid-year review update on the 31st of May 2017 from 10:00am to 4:30pm, providing you with the latest employment law and HR updates. This event will be taking place

Ballina Arts Centre celebrates Bealtaine Festival

May is here and with it brings good weather, a spring in everybody’s step and the Bealtaine Festival. This year Ballina Arts Centre has something for everyone with a great programme

Ballina RFC hosts Junior Inter Provincial Match Saturday 6th May

After a fantastic year for Ballina Rugby Football Club (RFC) and recently winning Club of the Year for 2016/2017, the Club now plays host to a fantastic Junior Inter Provincial

Food Fleadh Ballina returns 25th- 26th-27th August 2017

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR’S FOOD FLEADH BALLINA HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 8TH – 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ***** Click here for further information     Ballina Salmon Festival isn’t the

Mayo’s Youth takes to the stage to celebrate Mayo Day 29th April 2017

Ballina and across the county of Mayo the level of talent is unbelievable so much of that talent is with the young people of our community! And to celebrate the

Ryan Sheridan headlines Mayo Day celebrations in Ballina

LIVE outdoor concert in the Military Quarter, Market Square Ballina from 8pm on Mayo Day, 29th April.   Mayo Day celebrations in Ballina features Irish music sensation Ryan Sheridan, playing

Mary Robinson Centre 4th International Human Rights Lecture

The International Human Rights Lecture is the signature event of The Mary Robinson Centre, bringing global leaders and international voices to local communities.  Following in the footsteps of Hina Jilani,

Event: USING FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS – ADVANCED

Event: Using Facebook for Business – Advanced. By Louise McDonnell of 2Market Date: Tuesday 2nd & Tuesday 9th May 2017 Time: 6pm – 9pm – Each evening is a half

Event: Wills, Trusts and Enduring Power of Attorney

 Event: Breakfast Seminar; Wills, Trusts and Enduring Power of Attorney  Date: Thursday 27th April 2017  Time: Registration 9am – 10.30am  Venue: Ballina Chamber Office, Pearse St, Ballina Co Mayo Cost: Free

MayoNorth.ie and Ballina Chamber host Food Tourism Seminar

All types of food businesses from Mayo and West Sligo are invited to attend the first Mayo North Food Tourism Seminar, which takes place in the Great National Hotel Ballina

New Frontiers Entrepreneurship Programme Public Information Session

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION – Moy Valley Resources, Bunree Rd., Ballina  Thursday March 9th 2017 @ 6.15pm   The New Frontiers Entrepreneurship Programme will commence on April 1st 2017 in the

March Madness 2017 in Ballina

Jackie Clarke Collection Wednesday 8th March 2017 International Women’s Day.  In acknowledgement of this important day in the Global Calendar, the Jackie Clarke Collection extend an invitation to all the

‘Local on Line’ Now is the time to get your Business Online

Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Mayo is participating in Local Enterprise Week, a national LEO initiative aimed at stimulating business activity locally, from 5th – 10th March 2017, and as part

Ballina Chamber announces date for AGM 2017

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 27th February 2017.  Full details about the date, time and venue

Spring into the Arts this February

Balina Arts Centre offers a jam packed itinerary of the Arts this February ranging from local Amateur Dramatic presentations to the coolest music groups in the land. There has to

Ballina Chamber hosts New Chamber Members Networking Evening

THIS EVENT IS NOW BEING HOSTED DURING ENTERPRISE WEEK 5th – 10th MARCH 2017 All Ballina Chamber of Commerce New and existing Members are invited the very first Chambers Networking

Are you looking for a new Job in 2017?

Arcon Recruitment are holding an Open Evening on Thursday 26th January in the Manor Hotel in Ballina from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. This is a great opportunity for all potential job

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Culture Night 2016 in Ballina Co Mayo

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