Cruinniú na mBád 2024 as part of Ballina Salmon Festival.

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Cruinniú na mBád 2024 as part of Ballina Salmon Festival.

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cruinniú na mBád’ or ‘Gathering of the Boats’ returns to the river Moy, in celebration of Ballina Salmon Festivals 60th Anniversary year.

The gathering celebrates the living tradition of sailing on the Moy estuary and enjoying the jewel in the crown of Ballina, the beautiful river Moy, known as the ‘Salmon Capital of Ireland.’  Ballina Sailing Club and friends resumes an age old tradition, which was hosted annually on the river.

Join us for an afternoon of maritime heritage, community spirit, and festive celebrations. Witness the vibrant display of boats on the river Moy, serenaded by The Ballina Band of Brass, under the direction of Jackie Greham, together with the Foxford Brass and Reed Band, under the direction of Laurie Barrett.

In celebration of the very first opening event of the Moy Festival in 1964, complimentary glasses of Guinness and a taste of brown bread and smoked salmon was also shared with all that attended the very first festival opening event, creating a very memorable occasion.  It is still talked of 60 years later.  ‘Cruinniú na mBád’ will be reenacting this same tradition on Saturday evening 6th July 2024.

Join us for the opening event of Ballina Salmon Festival’s 60 years anniversary.

Commencing at 6pm till 8pm, meeting on Bachelors Walk, Ballina, Mayo.

Music by The Ballina Band of Brass together with the Foxford Brass and Reed Band.



July 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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