Events

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

New local show opens in Ballina this February 2019

‘Take Me Home Colleen’ a brand new show that has been written by local musician and songwriter Brendan Farrell. Following

Yuletide Christmas Fair 2018

Saturday December 22nd, from 12 pm to 7pm, will see the newly appointed Dr Kathleen Lynn Lane, hosts its first

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

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

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

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.

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

Culture Night for Ballina

Culture Night on Friday 21st of September is upon us once again with a wide range of events in Mayo

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.

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

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

Move & Improve: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

  Move & Improve: Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Event will take place in Ballina Community Sports and Leisure Centre Cathedral

New Term – New Beginnings

Yes Summer has nearly come to a End !!!! Not to Fright we have a list of activity to enrich

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

Festival Fever Continues this August in Mayo North !

    Mayo Manchester Tradfest Returns to Ballina – 2nd – 8th August 2018       Experience traditional Irish

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Mayo North to Host Tourism Networking Event

    Meet Mayo North – tourism businesses come together to network and brainstorm   Anyone with an interest in

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 

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

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

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

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

Women & Girls In Sport

Sports Personalities to address Drop Out of Girls in Sport An influential  panel of speakers will examine issues of drop

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

Xmas Fever in Ballina 2017

    Frosty Salmon Festival Ballina  is alive and well again this year. With a exciting line up in store

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event: USING FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS – ADVANCED

Event: Using Facebook for Business – Advanced. By Louise McDonnell of 2Market Date: Tuesday 2nd & Tuesday 9th May 2017

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:

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

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

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,

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

Operation Transformation in Ballina

Series 10 of Operation Transformation is back on our screens and is on every Wednesday and Thursday on RTE1 at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 –

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,

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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.

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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