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The sword and the hoard

The Hoard and the Sword: National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

This new exhibition explores the discovery of a hoard of silver bracelets from Cushalogurt, Kilmeena, and a Viking sword found in the River Moy at Coolcronaun.  This is the largest hoard of silver arm-rings found in Ireland. Find out about their discovery, their use as jewellery and currency and who might have buried them. The Viking sword, although corroded from over a millennium in the Moy, is a fine example of late 10th century craftsmanship and its conservation is revealing…

On your bike

On Your Bike to Save a Life

June 22 - July 5

On Your Bike, To Save A Life is the all new Wild Atlantic Way Challenge. This event will run from the 22nd of June - 5th of July 2017, starting in Derry and finishing in Cork. There are 14 stages along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way so over 14 days our team will cycle the route as a fundraiser for Pieta House. 1. Inishowen Peninsula - Derry to Letterkenny 2. Fanad Head - Letterkenny to Bunbeg 3. The…

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Tara Brandel performing Cappaghglass, a moving thought provoking performance that looks at the current refugee crisis and our universal need for home; performed at the culmination of her Residency at Uillinn.
Picture: Emma Jervis Photography

Tara Brandel brings her solo dance show Cappaghglass to Ballina Arts Centre

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tara has created a solo dance show Cappaghglass, that looks at the current refugee crisis, and our universal need for home. This performance on Wednesday 28th June, at 8pm and is a culmination of her two-year Residency at West Cork Arts Centre, inspired by the recent retrospective of 25 years of her choreography. Involving other practitioners; dancers, choreographers, visual artists, poets, writers and film makers; it sought to engage the public throughout the creation in a series of outreach community…

Friday Night Mayo FOR WEB v2

New Friday Night Mayo live TV show

June 30 @ 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until July 14, 2017

The beautiful Village Inn in Partry is the venue for a new internet TV series focusing on Mayo people and events – and all eight programmes will be broadcast live worldwide. Friday Night Mayo is the latest internet TV innovation from Mayo-based company LocalStreaming.club, who shot to international prominence when broadcasting Westport’s recent AIB All-Ireland intermediate football final triumph to an audience of 85,000 people. The programme will feature guests, music, song, dance and giveaways and will run every Friday…

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The Lady of the Moy at Ballina Salmon Festival

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Lady of the Moy competition is a real highlight of the lead-in to Ballina Salmon Festival each year, and this year’s event will be no exception. Guests are promised a thoroughly entertaining night out, filled with music, glitz and glamour as 13 beautiful ladies from the North-West region vie for the prestigious title of Lady of the Moy. The role of the winner is to represent Ballina Salmon Festival during festival week, and act as an ambassador for the town of Ballina throughout…

Bobby Sands 66 Days

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In the spring of 1981, Bobby Sands, a Republican prisoner in the H-Block prison, began a sixty-six day hunger strike which drew the attention of the world to his campaign for recognition as a political prisoner. This focus on the Northern Irish conflict would eventually trigger efforts to resolve it. Brendan J Byrne’s energetic documentary showing at Ballina Arts Centre on Friday 30th June, 8pm chronicles Sands’ physical deterioration over the course of the sixty-six days – it focuses on…

NMI Vikings

Vikings invade for weekend of family fun at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

July 1 - July 2

Some of Ireland’s leading historical re-enactors are set to bring Mayo’s Viking heritage to life over two days at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2. Already named by The Irish Times as one of the top 50 things to do with children this summer, the weekend long event is called Viking Invasion! and will feature a full programme of family-friendly demonstrations, displays, talks and tours all about…

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Vikings invade for weekend of family fun at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

July 1 @ 11:00 am - July 2 @ 4:00 pm

Some of Ireland’s leading historical re-enactors are set to bring Mayo’s Viking heritage to life over two days at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2. Already named by The Irish Times as one of the top 50 things to do with children this summer, the weekend long event is called Viking Invasion! and will feature a full programme of family-friendly demonstrations, displays, talks and tours all about…

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Bards in the Woods

July 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We meet up in Forests and Woods around Ireland to share favourite poetry, share stories, engage in Forest Mindfulness and share Picnics. - exploring the trails, herbs & flora here - bardic session, bring your favourite poems, stories too - social shared picnic by the river beach, always fun - NO cover charge just bring something for picnic table - 3 pm meet up at main forest car park

Friday Night Mayo FOR WEB v2

New Friday Night Mayo live TV show

July 7 @ 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until July 14, 2017

The beautiful Village Inn in Partry is the venue for a new internet TV series focusing on Mayo people and events – and all eight programmes will be broadcast live worldwide. Friday Night Mayo is the latest internet TV innovation from Mayo-based company LocalStreaming.club, who shot to international prominence when broadcasting Westport’s recent AIB All-Ireland intermediate football final triumph to an audience of 85,000 people. The programme will feature guests, music, song, dance and giveaways and will run every Friday…

coffee morning

Coffee morning in aid of Irish Hospice Foundation

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

There will be a coffee morning in aid of Irish Hospice Foundation on Friday, July 7th at 11am in the Linenhall Coffee Shop.  Two local sisters, Lorna and Sinead Snee, are undertaking a trek of the Camino de Santiago in September in memory of their late dad, James.  They are on the final push of their fundraising efforts for the Hospice we would appreciate if you could come on the day and enjoy the treats by courtesy of O’ Haras…

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Inflatable Colour Run

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Inflatable Colour Run is one of the only events this summer that both adults and children can equally enjoy together! Laugh as you walk or run around the route as you get get covered in Amazing colour, and then bounce your way through the inflatables! Suitable for all ages & abilities!!! So whether you want to go with a gang of friends, or a gang of little people be sure to organise your tickets soon!  The very best parts of an Inflatable…

Ballina Salmon Festival

Ballina Salmon Festival

July 9 - July 16

The ‘Ballina Salmon Festival’ is the leading community based festival in the West of Ireland and the highlight of the summer months. Every year over 200,000 people descend on the North Mayo capital to enjoy an eight-day festival that is estimated to bring millions to the local economy. A team of volunteers work all year round to compile, organise and market a ‘programme of events’ to span the duration of the festival and cater for the young and old alike.…

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Ballina Salmon Festival

July 9 - July 16

Ballina Salmon Festival first took place in Ballina in 1964, and was at the time called the ‘Moy Salmon Festival’, based on the fact that Ballina was home to one of the best rivers in Ireland, with the best fishing waters and salmon in the country. This is of course the case to this day! In time, the festival was renamed the ‘Ballina Salmon Festival’, and today it remains one of the highlights of the summer months in the West of Ireland. Every year over 200,000 people descend on the North…

rock the boat

Rock the Boat for Achill RNLI

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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North Mayo Summer School of Traditional Music

July 10 - July 14

The annual  North Mayo Summer School of Traditional Music, Kilalla will take place from Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July 2017. For further info please contact: Maureen @ 087-9419741, Aideen @ 086-9815973 or Mary @ 086-3355687

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Starcamp

July 10 - July 14

STARCAMP is the ultimate, all encompassing summer camp experience that is so much more than a performing arts camp. It is a place where boys & girls will be encouraged to use their imaginations, their voices and their bodies for a mind blowing array of activities. They will play our many camp games (new& old), do arts and crafts with a difference, meet a real superhero and learn some moves in our all new masterclass, we will watch them come…

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Rinka Fun Fitness Workshops at Ballina Salmon Festival

July 10

Rinka Fun Fitness Workshops at Ballina Salmon Festival are a new addition to the 2017 festival programme. Children will love the Rinka Fun Fitness Workshops at Ballina Salmon Festival, that will benefit both body and mind! Venue Ardnaree Sarsfields GAA Club Times:  11am (age 3-7 years)  12pm (age 8-12 years) Fee per child: €2 (non-refundable) Booking essential:  Classes MUST be booked in advance by calling  the Ballina Salmon Festival Office on +353 (0)96 79814. Places will be allocated on a first-come,…

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Art Creation through Recycling Workshop

July 10 - July 11

A new addition to the 2017 festival programme, this fun Art Creation through Recycling Workshop in Ballina Arts Centre, run by local artist Jennifer Heavey fosters children’s creativity while teaching them about recycling and the environment, using old household materials to make works of art to take home. Date Time Age Monday 10th July 11am – 1pm 5-8 years 2pm – 4pm 8-12 years Tuesday 11th July 11am – 1pm 5-8 years 2pm – 4pm 8-12 years Venue: Ballina Arts Centre Fee per…

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