Ballina Salmon Festival, Irelands Oldest Community Festival along the wild Atlantic Way celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2024

The Ballina Salmon Festival’s 60th anniversary celebration in July 2024 promises an extraordinary array of events that showcase the rich cultural heritage and community spirit of Mayo. From July 6th

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 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

‘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


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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ballina Salmon Festival postponed until later in 2020.

Following on from the Government directive announced on Tuesday 21st April, that all major public gatherings will not take place this summer, and events with crowds of more than 5,000

Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business

Following the announcement from An Taoiseach here is the Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business here – Friday May 1st The changes to the public health guidelines that will come into

Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Training Programme

A trans-disciplinary National Town Centre Health Check Training Programme in conjunction with 8 participating towns across the country. Overview The Heritage Council, RGDATA and the Retail Consortium, in collaboration with

Ireland’s Town Centres- Colouring Series for Kids

Ireland’s Town Centres have centuries and centuries of heritage in their historic market squares, streets and buildings. The Heritage Council’s Colouring in drawings for Kids aim to support these wonderful

Free online Business Planning Course from Chambers Ireland and Griffith College to Address Key Current Issues for Irish Businesses

Chambers Ireland, in association with Griffith College, are running a Free online business planning course for its 8,000 members nationwide.  The course will address the key concerns that businesses across

COVID-19 Mayo County Council Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline has been established by Mayo County Council to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health

Essential Services

The Government has released the confirmed list of Essential Services, these are the workplaces who are permitted to operate during this period of enhanced restrictions. (LIST OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES link)

Commercial Rates

Ballina Chamber of Commerce Press Release 20th March 2020 The Government has today  (20 March, 2020) agreed with local authorities that they should agree to defer rates payments due from

Covid-19 Training and Workshops

Ballina Chamber continues to host COVID-19 training sessions supported by many of its own members, but is also working in association with Chambers Ireland and partner supports, as well asMayo

COVID-19: Resources for Business

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation – Key Supports for Reopening your Small Business Webinars –  Click here to view upcoming Chamber Network Webinars InterTrade Ireland Webinars Fáilte Ireland Webinars for

Chambers Ireland survey results highlight severity of economic impact and calls for unprecedented economic stimulus for post-pandemic recovery

Ballina Chamber, fellow Mayo Chambers and Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of chambers has today (9 April 2020) published the results of a survey of its members, which seeks

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD announces Major Expansion of Business Supports for SMEs

Minister Heather Humphreys TD, today announced a major expansion of supports for all businesses impacted by COVID-19. €1 billion in liquidity measures available for SMEs €180m Sustaining Enterprise Fund launched

Cashflow Webinar for Business affected by Covid 19

Next Monday, April 6th, at 11am, AIB will be hosting a webinar ‘Accessing Financial Supports and Cashflow Management through Covid-19‘ for all Chambers and businesses. In this webinar you will hear from Deirdre

Message from Fáilte Ireland’s CEO

These are truly unprecedented times for the tourism sector across the board and the effects will be catastrophic for the industry. As we see more and more job losses and

Government action on Commercial Rates does not go far enough and more action may be required as crisis evolves, says Chambers Ireland

Earlier this week, Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of chambers called on Government and all State bodies to be flexible and responsive to the needs of their business and economic

Ballina Chamber March and April events cancelled.

Ballina Chamber of Commerce has postponed all March and April training courses, workshops and events that they provide for its 150 plus business membership, in response to the announcement by

Mayo Local Enterprise Week 2020 Activities

Local Enterprise Week 2-6 March 2020 The first week in March will see small businesses and budding entrepreneurs gather across the country for Local Enterprise Week 2020. An initiative of

Fifth International Human Rights Lecture by The Mary Robinson Centre

Date And Time 2pm Fri, 6 March 2020 Ballina Arts Centre Barrett Street F26 NW83 Ballina Born in Durban, South Africa, Naidoo’s life-long campaign for social justice stemmed from his

Ballina Chamber of Commerce election manifesto makes infrastructure a priority

Infrastructure deficits are not a new issue in for Ballina and its environs but there are fears that the problem could get even worse. At present the majority of investment

Ballina Salmon Festival Dates Confirmed for 2020

5th -12th July 2020 Ballina Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Ballina Salmon Festival 2020, running from the 5th – 12th July. With dates now in place the festival committee look

David Coleman – Easing the transition to secondary school

Moving from Primary to Secondary School is a significant transition in any child’s life. However, it is easier for them if we think about it, not as an event, but

First four acts announced for St. Michael’s Church at Other Voices Ballina 2020

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th February, Ballina, Co. Mayo On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February 2020, Other Voices Festival returns once again to the gorgeous town of Ballina, Co.

Ballina Chamber Annual General Meeting 2020

Date & Time:Date: Tuesday 28th JANUARY 2019Time: 8pm Venue: Ballina Chamber of Commerce & Ballina Tourist OfficeCost: FREE Event Details The Annual General Meeting of the Ballina Chamber of Commerce will take place on Tuesday 28th January at

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’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

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

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,


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

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

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

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

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


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.