Festival 2016 News

Ciara's Danceblast workshop - free event - no booking required

posted Jul 14, 2016, 3:51 AM by Ballina Salmon Festival

This dance workshop takes place at the Ballina Sports & Leisure Centre today, Thursday, from 2-3pm. 
This is a FREE EVENT, and there is NO BOOKING REQUIRED.

Mayo's Got Talent FINAL - Monday July11th, The Merry Monk

posted Jul 10, 2016, 5:26 PM by Jamie Rooney

Monday night, July 11th, we have a feast of a line-up of young Ballina musical talent. Come along to The Merry Monk from 7:45pm and enjoy a great night of entertainment from the future of entertainment in north Mayo.

See below for the line-up of acts for the night.
  • Rachel & Cormac
  • Gordon McHale
  • Michael O'Boyle
  • Liz Butler
  • Billie Forde
  • Catherine O'Boyle
  • Aoife Kilcullen
  • Amy McGrath
  • Peter Fox
  • Amy & Katie
  • "Oir"

Stay tuned to the FB page for some live-streaming on the night.

Thanks again to Joe Lavelle & The Merry Monk who sponsor this event with the top, and single prize, of €1000.

Heritage Day - Birds of prey

posted Jul 7, 2016, 7:27 AM by Jamie Rooney   [ updated Jul 8, 2016, 3:45 AM ]

Mt Falcon - Birds of Prey

As part of Heritage Day 2016, the Jackie Clarke Collection have just secured the birds of prey from Mount Falcon.
The ancient tradition of Falconry, which has been handed down through the generations for over 4000 years, is the art of hunting with birds of prey. At Mount Falcon Estate you can enter into this world with their resident Falconers who will personally introduce you to the various birds of prey on display. On Wednesday 13th July 2016 at 2pm as part of the Ballina Salmon Festival Heritage Day, Mount Falcon is offering the public a chance to call into the Jackie Clarke Collection’s gardens and meet some of their beautiful birds. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

Teddy Bears Picnic - thanks to Tuffy's, Gala

posted Jul 5, 2016, 3:58 PM by Jamie Rooney

Ballina Salmon Festival 5k

posted Jun 19, 2016, 6:24 AM by Jamie Rooney

Ballina Salmon Festival 5K

Start/finish located on the Pearse Street (@ the Library)
Registration @ start line from 18:30 with run starting @ 19:30.
Chip timing in operation
Medals for first 150 registered

Entry fee €10

Contact: Vincent Lang - 086 3086047, Cezary Lubinski - 086 8861726

Route subject to change
Proposed route: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1119014044

Ballina Salmon Festival Strongest Women

posted May 31, 2016, 6:49 AM by Jamie Rooney   [ updated May 31, 2016, 6:57 AM ]

Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (IST) - Add to Calendar
Market Square - Ballina - View Map

Ballina's Strongest Women will take place this year in conjunction with Ballina Salmon Festival and The Gym Ballina. On Saturday July 16th Women from all 4 provinces will descend on Ballina Town to compete at one of Europe's largest street festivals. Situated on the banks of the River Moy, Ballina will play host to this major event in Ireland's strength calendar. With a grand parade afterwards that is the Mardi Gras festival, this years event is sure to enthrall all spectators young and old. Don't miss this opportunity to apart of something special.


  1. UNDER 64KG'S
  2. UNDER 82KG'S


  1. Deadlift for Reps. (u64/80kgs, u82/100kgs, open/120kgs)
  2. Jeep/Truck Pull with harness and rope
  3. Axle Clean and Press for Max (u64/30kgs, u82/40kgs, open/50kgs)
  4. Atlas Stones for reps over Yolk (u64/50kg Stone. u82 and Open 80kg Stone)
  5. Farmers Head To Head (60kgs each hand, 70kgs each hand, 80kgs each hand)
  6. Medley: Tyre Flip, Sandbag, and Keg Carry

Northwest Boxing Academy - Summer Camps

posted May 26, 2016, 5:21 AM by Jamie Rooney   [ updated May 26, 2016, 5:24 AM ]

Northwest Boxing Academy are hosting some boxing and fitness workshops within our Children's Events, and are also hosting their own Summer Camps - see below for details.

Moy Valley Freestyle - martial arts summer camp

posted May 17, 2016, 3:02 AM by Ballina Salmon Festival

For more information, please check Facebook or use the contact details below

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