June Bank Holiday 2018 — Along the Wild Atlantic Way

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 Singing Dancing to Horse Racing and not forgetting Fishing .

Ballina offers a wide variety of Restaurants, Cafes, Hotel, B&B and 4 star Camp Site and we guarantee a fun filled weekend to suit All of your Needs and entertainment requirements.


Moy Estuary Sea Trout and Angling Competition (3rd June & 1st July)

3rd June & 1st of July 2018


Club Fishing Competition Sun 3 June

The next Moy Estuary Sea Trout Angling & Boat Club Fishing Competition will take place on Sunday 3rd June

If any member would like to sponsor a prize please contact Judd Ruane.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration @ New Jetty 9am to 10am

PLEASE NOTE: Weigh-In @ New Jetty closes at 6pm sharp

No bags accepted after this time.

Price-giving in Crockets Quay Bistro @ 7pm

Finger Food sponsored by Crockets Quay Bistro

Approx Tides (Inishcrone)

High Tide:  09:50  (3.16m)
Low Tide:  15:08  (1.03m)

Entry Fees: €10.00,  Juniors (U-14) €5.00

River Moy

River Moy


Killala Bay Folk Club presents Séan Keane – 1st June 2018

Friday 1st June at 8pm


The Killala Bay Folk Club​ is building a strong tradition in delivering great nights out and bringing great acts to the North Mayo Village. On Friday June 1st, Killala Bay Folk Club will welcome renowned folk singer Séan Keane who will play in the The Wolf Dog Tavern, Killala, Co Mayo​ at 8pm.

Tickets cost €20 per person, and are available from the Wolf Dog Tavern and members of Killala Bay Folk Club.

The Killala Bay Folk Club is excited to welcome Seán Keane,  as he is one of Ireland’s finest and best known folk singers. He hails from County Galway and is described as the ‘greatest musical find of the 90’s’ by the London Independent.  Seán’s style and unforgettable voice will transfix you as he sings traditional Irish, folk and even country and blues. Seán’s Sean-Nós style of singing was learned from his musical family, in particular his mother and aunts. All of Seán’s solo albums have gone platinum and delight audiences all over the world.  Seán tours the world with his band and his show in Killala in the Wolf Dog Tavern is not to be missed.


Killala Bay Folk Club

For more information on Séan Keane at Killala Bay Folk Club:

Contact The Wolf Dog Tavern on +353 (0) 96 32183 or message Killala Bay Folk Club on Facebook.



Lacken Strand Races – 3rd June 2018

A great family-friendly day out on the stunning beach vista of Lacken Strand


The Lacken Strand Races returns in 2018 for another year.

Proudly sponsored by  local businesses, this is a great family-friendly day out on the stunning beach vista of Lacken Strand, near Killala, Co. Mayo, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way.

This is always a very spectacular and colourful event, and all races take place along a six-furlong oval track. The horses are never more than a couple of hundred metres away from you and the thundering of the hooves of these magnificent beasts on the golden sand as they pass you by at high speed!

There are eight races on the card, but for health and safety reasons, only fourteen horses can run at any one time so it is likely a number of the races will be divided.

There will be bookmakers on site so you can have a flutter.

Not only will there be a great day’s racing, but there are events for all the family, with a best-dressed lady competitionchildren’s amusements and athletic events for children of all ages with lots of toy giveaways.

So please come along for a fun day out and share this post with your friends. It will be a day not to be missed!

Admission to the Lacken Strand Races is just €8. Children (accompanied by an adult) go free. 

Lacken Strand Races

Lacken Strand Races

Art Exhibition – Spiritual Landscapes, 3rd – 30th June 2018

Ballina Arts Centre


Taking place over the coming weeks art exhibition entitled “Spiritual Landscapes” is a reminiscences, recognition and rediscovery from the basis for Marian McHale’s exploration of her local landscape and the rugged bogland near Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, striving to maintain the recognisable essence of the environment. Marian use her experience of the land her personal concentration of composition, form, light and colour, the objective of her artistic endeavour is to expose Turlough landscapes through abstract depictions revealing their multiplicity of colour, shade and the light.

Ballina Arts Centre art exhibition

Marian describes the essence of the finished works as “the synthesis of seasonal floral forms and shapes, which flourish and dissipate in the creation of the paintings. The fusion of form and content may deter precise description or interpretation, as the battered surfaces of these paintings suggest the relentless making and unmasking of images, when they emerge as an apparition”.   This exhibition – Spiritual Landscapes is not to be missed take your time and take in the beauty and exploration of Marian McHale’s.  The art exhibition runs until the 30th June and is FREE of charge.

For further information contact 

Ballina Arts Centre

Telephone; 096 73593

Email; [email protected]

Website; http://www.ballinaartscentre.com/



Gerry Guthrie & Band 2nd June Killala Community Centre  10pm



Killala Live Events Presents Gerry Guthrie & Band Live in Killala Community Hall this Saturday June 2nd… Doors open at 10pm Admission €15

Get your dancing shoes ready for a night not to be missed @ Killala Live Events




Monster Bingo Session – Tuesday 5th june

Ballina Community Sports & Leisure Centre  Stating at 8 .30 Sharp

Total Prize Fund €3700  – First Pool €300 Big Pool €800

Free Refreshment Served on the Night

See Ballina Community Sports Centre for more details


The Moy Championships

June 2nd – June 3 rd Great National   Hotel Ballna


The Sylvan Kelly School of Dance are delighted to welcome you to our 2nd feis on 2nd and 3rd June in Ballina. Judges are:
Niall Holly
Caroline Devaney
Cecily Charlton
Lorraine Duggan
Paschal Lyons

Musician is Darren Checkley

Grades and u16 cships upwards on Saturday
All other cships and ceili on Sunday




Nephin Mountain Day Hike


2nd  June  – Hosted by  – Tourism Pure Walking Holidays


Climb Mayo and Connacht’s second highest mountain, Nephin, on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.
Located in the middle of Mayo and towering 806 m above Lough Conn, Nephin offers great views all around. For details of this 5-hour hike, contact 086 – 8318748 or info[at]tourismpurewalking.com
Euro 10 pp.
To book, please hit the “Find Tickets” link above.
You must have warm, rainproof clothing and appropriate hiking footwear. Runners (trainers) will not be allowed.

Nephin Mountain

Nephin Mountain


June Wedding Showcase

June 2nd – 3rd – 9 th  12 pm  –  1500 pm Hosted by Diamond Coast Hotel 


We are delighted to announce that his June we will be throwing open the doors and rolling out the red carpet of the Diamond Coast Hotel to host 6 special Wedding Showcases.

This is the perfect opportunity for future brides and grooms to call into the hotel and see the Hotel in full wedding set up, check out colour schemes, table settings, centre pieces, drinks reception and chat to our fantastic wedding team about ideas you might have.

For more information please contact us on 096 26000 or [email protected]



Places to Eat and Stay over the busy Weekend  Check out  Mayo North and choose from a wide range and budget friendly restaurants , bars and places to Stay.

Contact Ballina Tourist Office for further information on live music and events going on in Ballina this June Bank holiday weekend 00353 96 72800.

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