Mayo Day 2023 Family Fun at Tom Ruane Park
Mayo Day 2023
Saturday, 29th April, 12pm – 5pm
Tom Ruane Park, Ballina
Programme of Events
The Amazing Flea Circus 12pm to 5pm
The Amazing Flea Circus in a Suitcase! Dr Jay unfolds his suitcase, sets up his small table in seconds, and demonstrates the flea circus in a hilarious performance of Ireland’s smallest circus artistes.
Fruity’n’Dishy Juggling Workshop 12pm – every hour
Ever wanted to learn to juggle? Join in the fun and learn how with Ringmaster Dea Birkett and the incredible cast of Circus 250. Fruity loves to juggle her fruit. Dishy prefers to spin his plates.
Kiltimagh Pet Farm 12pm to 5pm
Meet the wonderful animals from Kiltimagh Pet Farm. This is your chance to pet the chicks, ducklings, giant tortoise, pygmy goat, python, donkey and even a llama, to name but a few!
Hours of fun for all the family.
Story Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm | 2pm-3pm | 3.30pm-4.30pm
Artist and storyteller Wayne O’Connor weaves stories to enthrall the children. As words weave the tales, the art is drawn live and gives form to the imagery in front of the children. Wayne’s energetic storytelling style is full of interaction and humour for all ages.
Mini Rugby Blitz in Partnership with Connacht Rugby (Time TBC)
DJ Graham Sweeney
Dj Graham will fill the air with soundwaves from his trendy vintage VW van. Enjoy the retro sounds of the Soundwave Boombox, music and dancing, fun for all the family! This old VW bus which spent most of its life in sunny Brazil has made it all the way to Co.Mayo to spread music and good vibes. Soundwave is a company based on Achill Island which teaches surfing, SUP, guided tours and hosts music events.
Face Painting 1pm – 4pm
Mayo Fire Service (time TBC)
Watch Mayo’s Firemen jump into action to demonstrate their fire quenching skills. Learn about how to become a fireman!
Food & coffee trucks will also be cooking up a storm all day.
FREE SHUTTLE BUS TO TOM RUANE PARK from the St Muredach’s Cathedral car park from 1pm through to 4.30pm.