Category Archives: Events & Festivals

09 Apr

RUN FOR BOYLO – 22nd April

The 7th annual Run for Boylo will take on Sunday 22nd April 2018 in Foxford, Co. Mayo. This is both a 10km and 5km run/walk event. The race will be chipped timed and there will also be cash prizes for the 10km event. Registration IS at Foxford Sports and Leisure Centre from 9am-11:30 with all races starting at 12PM.   This event is going from strength to strength and draws big numbers each year. For more information please check out the Facebook page @RunforBoylo” for more details.

Easkey Castle 5k/10k/10mile Fun Run – 29th April

The annual Easkey Castle 5k/10k and also a 10 miler fun run/walk/jog. Lots of cash prizes, chip timing and more…   Starting and finishing in Easkey Village with chip timing for all races with the help of www.CoreTiming.ie.  Live results on the Core Timing website are available as you cross the finish line, results will be posted to their facebook page within 1 hour of finish along with a text of your individual result to your mobile.

For more information see Facebook Easkey-Castle-5k10k10mile-Fun-Run

FLEADH CHEOIL MHAIGH EO – 7th – 13th May

Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo Traditional weekend. The County Fleadh is an annual event which takes place in May each year. It is coordinated by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and it is hosted by one of sixteenth branches of Comhaltas (Ceoltóirí Éireann) within the county.

Foxford streets welcome visitors and provide backdrop to competitions

The town can expect to welcome over 1,000 visitors over the two weekends during which hundreds of contestants will take part in competitions in Irish music, song, dance, language and storytelling. The dancing competitions take place on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018 and all other competitions on the weekend of the 12th/13th of May 2018.  The competition winners go on to represent Mayo at the Connacht Fleadh Cheoil, while the Connacht winners will advance to the All-Ireland Fleadh in Drogheda in August 2018. A full schedule of events will be published in the run-up to the Fleadh. For more information see http://www.northmayo.ie/fleadh-cheoil-mhaigh-eo-2018/

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT, BALLINA SPORTS CENTRE MAY 12th STARTING 4.15am

Darkness Into Light will take place at more than 150 venues across Ireland and all over the world in the early hours of Saturday 6th May 2017 in aid of Pieta House. Competitors start their walk or run at 4:15am, with the aim of finishing as dawn is breaking. Ballina will host this special event for the fourth year running.   For more information see http://dil.pieta.ie/comingsoon.html

THE FOXFORD GOAT FAIR MAY 13TH

The Foxford Goat Fair has been a permanent fixture in the calendar for many generations and is known as the oldest goat fair in Europe! What began as a place where people could buy and sell goats has evolved into an event where other animals such as horses and fowl, baked bread and vegetables are bought and sold and it has become an attraction for traditional stall traders selling their wares. In many areas the traditional old style fair is dying out but it is a tribute to all involved that the Foxford fair remains vibrant. Visitors to the town will also be encouraged to do a spot of fishing in the river May, arguably one of the best salmon fishing areas in Europe.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE 19TH TO 20TH MAY

Digital Transformations brings together thought leaders in the arts, in business and technology, education and journalism to share their views on the digital society and the meaning and value of the arts in such a society. It is a showcase for artists who have begun to address these issues in both traditional and non-traditional forms.   See http://www.ballina.ie/digital-transformations-conference-coming-to-ballina/ for more information.