Ballina 2023, in association with the Celtic FC Foundation and their partners Sport and Social Change Network Ireland, and Ballina Town FC will deliver a year long Community Based sports programme featuring: Year-round community football sessions: free access supervised sessions and coaching utilising local facilities in areas where young people gather – including multi use games areas. Year-round football-based coaching and education in schools: offering sports based activities at a primary school level and education […]
Ballina 2023 are delighted to partner with Ballina Community Radio to present On The Road, an offsite broadcaster that will visit the people and places of Ballina and the surrounding regions throughout 2023. On the Road will broadcast weekly on BCRFM and online, as well as visiting Ballina it will visit the towns and villages in North Mayo and West Sligo throughout the year.
Renowned Mayo based artist Tom Meskill will work with Ballina 2023 to create a magical series of hand made light sculptures that will form an installation animating a unique location in Ballina. This event is supported by The Arts Council.
The GAA Clubs and communities of Ballina will welcome adult football teams, from Donegal, Meath, Tyrone, Dublin and Galway to participate in the re-ignited ‘Shannon Medals’ tournament providing a spectacular GAA competition. This event is kindly hosted by Ger Cafferky.
This Giant Tent will build on a very special project by children celebrating culture and identity that happened in Ballina 2018-2019 involving the Involve Youth Project and Scoil Íosa. For 2023, the project will be developed into a public event rooted in community and celebration. The multi-cultural event will celebrate Traveller culture in Ballina and the myriad of cultures and communities that call Ballina home. Dates to be announced This event is funded by […]
River Moy Swim 2021, Credit James Wright Photography On July 8thth 2023, Ballina 2023 will shine a spotlight on the River Moy with a day long celebration of water centred activities and cultural events. The day will kick-off with the River Moy Swim, which aims to have 300 participants to mark Ballina’s 300th anniversary and will conclude with a very special performance along the banks of the River. Swim Ireland will open bookings for the […]
Macnas Parade Galway The internationally acclaimed spectacle and street theatre company Macnas' work is renowned for its unique hybrid of professional artists and volunteers collaborating on an event. Throughout 2023, the company will work with local community members to develop and deliver one of its renowned parades on the streets of Ballina. Workshops will begin Spring 2023. A Partnership with Ballina Salmon Festival and Ballina Chamber of Commerce. This event is supported […]
Ballina 2023 is collaborating with the French Embassy, Ballina District Council and In Humbert’s Footsteps to commemorate the 'Year of the French' . The events organised will take place throughout the year including a Festival running August 19 - 22, 2023 and will mark 200 years since the death of General Humbert, and 225 years since his landing in Killala Bay. The Year 2023 will also celebrate 30 years of […]