Lady of the Moy Reunion, 60th Anniversary

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Ballina Salmon Festival, a special reunion is being organized for all past and present winners of the esteemed Lady of the Moy title. This gathering aims to commemorate the legacy and elegance of the competition over the past six decades. Scheduled for June 28, this nostalgic event […]

Craoibhín Ballina Festival Tea Dance

Enjoy Afternoon Tea with a difference, as Craoibhín Ballina hosts its traditional Tea Dance in association with Ballina Salmon Festiv Date: July 4th, Thursday from 1pm-3pm Venue Kennedy Glasgow House, The Quay Ballina Fee €10pp, Refreshments & Raffle on the Day. Music by Padraig Moran    

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Treasures of Ballina: A Weeklong Exhibition

Embark on a journey through the heart of Ballina as we showcase the vibrant heritage, culture, and treasures collected by the children of our community. This special exhibition, spanning a week, will feature displays highlighting the unique history of Ballina, the essence of the Ballina Salmon Festival, and the rich tapestry of Irish heritage. From […]

Cruinniú na mBád 2024 as part of Ballina Salmon Festival.

'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 […]

Craoibhin Ballina ‘Barn Dance’

Kennedy Glasgow Centre, The Quay, Ballina 8.30pm. Music by Trevor Moyles, full bar, and BBQ. Doors open at 8.30pm. €10 entry.

Teddy Bear Picnic, Tom Ruane Park Ballina – July 7th.

IT’S BACK!   THE BEST IN THE WEST – THE INFAMOUS TEDDY BEARS PICNIC! Sunday July 7th 2024 Tom Ruane Park, from 2pm - 5pm. Its time to get your teddies ready for the Bear's Big Day out!  Start the week off with one of Ballina Salmon Festivals best loved family events in the beautiful Tom […]

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Flow Summer Festival Disco in The Cot & Cobble

The Flow Community Project are back with the Flow Community Inclusive Summer Festival Disco. This time its a Ballina Salmon Festival themed party, in resident disco tech The Cot and Cobble on the 7th July from 6pm - 8pm, following on from an exhausting afternoon at the Picnic in the Tom Ruane Park. The Flow […]

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Childrens Festival Art Workshops

Ballina Salmon Fetsival Children's Art Workshops: Mon 8 |Tues 9 |Thurs 11 | Fri 12, Four workshops a day in Ballina Arts Centre. The very popular Childrens Festival Art Workshops returns all week (minus Wednesday 10th, National Heritage Day) and hosts FOUR workshops a day !! Enjoy an hour of hands on interactive creativity, draw, […]

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Treasures of Ballina: A Weeklong Exhibition

Embark on a journey through the heart of Ballina as we showcase the vibrant heritage, culture, and treasures collected by the children of our community. This special exhibition, spanning a week, will feature displays highlighting the unique history of Ballina, the essence of the Ballina Salmon Festival, and the rich tapestry of Irish heritage. From […]

Daily Historical Walking Tours of Ballina with Carmel Hughes (no Tour on Wed 10th July)

From: Ballina Tourist Office, Pearse St. F26 T6Y3.  Admin Free, No Booking Necessary. Monday | Tuesday | Thursday | Friday @ 11am Ballina is a town with a colorful fascinating history dating back thousands of years.  What better way to learn about the history than to embark on a historical walking tour of Ballina with […]

Ballina Salmon Festival Busking Competition 2024

Ballina Salmon Festival Busking Competition returns to the streets of Ballina this July 2024. The Festival is delighted to invite musicians and buskers from around the town and county and beyond to Ballina to play between the 8th to the 12th July as part of the now annual Busking Competition ! Ballina is a magnet […]

Max Zaska musician in residence for the 2024 NAVIGATOR residency programme at Ballina Arts Centre

Ballina Arts Centre and Improvised Music Company  are delighted to announce guitarist and songwriter Max Zaska as the second musician in residence for the 2024 NAVIGATOR residency programme. Max is a guitarist, songwriter, musical director, and producer best known for his feel-good blend of modern funk, neo-soul, and indie jazz. Max will be resident in Ballina Arts Centre […]

Programming & Micro Bits with Mary Carden

Coding Workshop for Kids Event Description: Enjoy an afternoon of instructions in Coding, designed for all your computer whizz kids with host Mary Carden. Important Details: - Age Group: 10-14 years - Fee: €7 booking fee - Venue: Ballina Stephenites GAA Club, Viewing Room - Note: Children must bring their own laptop. - Limited Space: […]

Run, Jump & Throw at Ballina Athletic Track

Ballina Athletic Track 4-5pm Join Moy Valley Athletics Club fun on the track and try out some fun athletic activities-bring plenty of water and wear suitable gear. FREE no booking required. Castle Rd, via the arch towards Belleek. Accessible & Inclusive

Family Fun Car Treasure Hunt Departing Brennans Lane, Ballina

Fun and banter along the wild Atlantic way will be the order of the day, as the treasure hunt organisers punish you with cryptic questions and clever clues! This is a great way to bond with your family, as you navigate the highways and byways of North Mayo. Family Friendly event, €20 per Team, Pay […]

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Remembering the Sound of Music

"Remembering The Sound of Music" is a retelling of "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" as part of Ballina Salmon Festival‘s 60th Anniversary, celebrations A famous musical story brought to us in the 1960s. Despite Captain Von Trapp's loss and raising his children with military precision, Maria fills his villa with love and the […]

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Winners of the inaugural ‘Best of Ballina’ Awards have been announced!

BREAKING NEWS The winners of the inaugural ‘Best of Ballina’ Awards have been announced, with three groups and seven inspiring individuals from Ballina receiving the honors. This project, a collaboration between Midwest Radio and Ballina.ie & Ballina Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Callan Tansey Solicitors LLP celebrates the community's achievements, as part of Ballina […]

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Childrens Festival Art Workshops

Ballina Salmon Fetsival Children's Art Workshops: Mon 8 |Tues 9 |Thurs 11 | Fri 12, Four workshops a day in Ballina Arts Centre. The very popular Childrens Festival Art Workshops returns all week (minus Wednesday 10th, National Heritage Day) and hosts FOUR workshops a day !! Enjoy an hour of hands on interactive creativity, draw, […]

‘Jiving Juniors’ part of Ballina Salmon Festival 2024

Sandra Ganley has travelled around Ireland teaching workshops and summer camps. If your child loves Nathan Carter, Derek Ryan or country music in general, then this is the dance taster workshop for them. Date and time Tuesday, July 9 · 10am - 12pm GMT+1 Location Ballina Stephenites GAA Club Lord Edward Street F26 E622 Ballina […]

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Treasures of Ballina: A Weeklong Exhibition

Embark on a journey through the heart of Ballina as we showcase the vibrant heritage, culture, and treasures collected by the children of our community. This special exhibition, spanning a week, will feature displays highlighting the unique history of Ballina, the essence of the Ballina Salmon Festival, and the rich tapestry of Irish heritage. From […]

YOGA FOR KIDS WITH MARIE LOFTUS

Walled gardens at the Jackie Clarke Collection 11am-12 noon Join Marie in the walled gardens of the Jackie Clarke Collection for an energetic morning yoga session for 6–12-year-olds. Bring a mat or towel. Inclusive & Accessible FREE no booking required

Tales and Scéals, Storytelling Event at Ballina Library Reading Room

Tales and Scéals: Storytelling Event Event Description: Join us for a magical session of storytelling, "Tales and Scéals," upstairs in the Ballina Library Reading Room. Special Features: Audience: Especially devised for children with disabilities and their siblings.Inclusivity: This event is inclusive and accessible to all participants. July 9th, Tuesday Time 12-12.45 pm. Fee: €2 per […]

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Moy Valley Freestyle Martial Arts

Moy Valley Freestyle Martial Arts Moy Valley Martial Arts Centre, Killala Rd Business Pk, Ballina. 2-3:30pm Highly recommended opportunity to try this amazing style of combat, self defence and codes of discipline. 5 years + €2 at venue no booking required.

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5K Festival Run

  5K Festival Run.       Registration At Ballina Tourist Office From 5.30pm  Registration at Ballina Tourist Office, Pearse St, at 5.30pm.  Race starting at 6pm. Enjoy a 5K run around Ballina town and suburbs.   Adults €10 Family €20 U18 & Third Level Students €5 More info contacts 096 72800  

The Pension Plan by John McDwyer 

Tuesday, 9th July 2024 @8pm Price: €18/€16 The Pension Plan by John McDwyer  From the pen of John McDwyer (Unforgiven, Turning Mammy, An Ordinary Man }  comes a new, rip, roaring comedy about the bachelor Flanagan brothers who live a life of peaceful contentment on their hillside farm, bothered only the persistent efforts of their […]

Festival Jazz with PJ Duffy Band & Friends

Jazz is back this summer and the legendry PJ Duffy and his band returns to play a very special festival session in the Cot and Cobble. With a love of music and having played with many musical legends throughout the decades, PJ promises to bring along some special guests on the night. From 8pm.