As part of Ballina’s Climate Action Weekend, recognising the significance of 2023 as Ballina’s 300th anniversary celebrations, a young oak tree has been planted dedicated to the children born in Ballina in 2023. The future is theirs for the taking, and Ballina Green Town now invites all the parents and families of those young children to add their child’s name to the tree’s dedication.

This campaign encourages all parents and families of those young children born in Ballina in 2023 to add their child’s name to the tree’s dedication by visiting One of the core legacy priorities for Ballina 2023 is to create a positive legacy for future generations, and this initiative, sponsored by AIB Ballina, rounds out 2023 with an intention to building a healthier, more sustainable town and planet for future generations.

Speaking about the initiative, Mags Downey Martin, CEO of Ballina Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Committee Member, Ballina 2023 said ‘Ballina 2023 is not just an event; it is a celebration of the resilience, creativity, and unity of our community. This milestone year will be remembered for the cultural richness, inclusivity, and positive transformations it brought to our town. As we now shape the legacy of Ballina 2023, this initiative focuses on the future generations of Ballina, and our desire  for those generations to dream big, embrace diversity, and cultivate a spirit of collaboration for the future of our beloved Ballina.”

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As part of Ballina Climate Action weekend, Ballina Green Town planted a special oak tree sponsored by AIB, besides the playground in Tom Ruane Park dedicated to the children of Ballina born in 2023. At the end of the year their names will be inscribe on a plaque here forever connected to the nature based legacy of Ballina 2023 with Cllr Seamus Weir (Cathaoirleach Ballina MD), Angele’s Zamorano, Liam Zamorano, Christina Padden, Susan Heffernan Project Manager Mary Robinson Centre, Joe Cawley AIB Ballina Branch Manager, Minister Dara Calleary TD, Mags Downey Martin CEO Ballina Chamber of Commerce, Cllr Michael Loftus, Rosie Dore and Jordan Harel Ballina 2023. Picture: John O’Grady.
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