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 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

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

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. 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

​The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ireland

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation An Irish non-profit organisation located in the village of Ballycastle on the sea coast of North County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. Its programmes are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Rising Ballina 2016

Living History Market Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April 1916 / 2016 Ballina Military Barracks, Market Square, Ballina Co. Mayo To commemorate the Easter Rising centenary, the Ballina Military Barracks

Ballina goes Mad this March

Easter comes early this year and with this in mind Ballina’s St Patricks Day Parade and Easter festival, combined and named ‘March Madness’ kicks off Thursday 17th March with St