Events & Festivals Ballina

Ballina Festivals

Ballina Fringe Festival 2019

Ballina Fringe Festival returns 4th-20th October this year.  With an impressive range of diverse arts events taking place around Ballina, the festival has something for everyone.Musical highlights of this year’s festival, sure to draw even greater audiences to North Mayo this October, include concerts by Sligo’s eclectic folk collective No Crows and multi-award winning Camille O’Sullivan, renowned for both an extraordinary voice and her captivating stage theatrics, as well as classical pianist Finghin Collins. Ballina Fringe Festival has been developed in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre and Mayo North, in association with lead sponsor Ice House Hotel and funded by LEADER, Creative Ireland, NYCI and  The festival is currently seeking sponsorship locally from businesses and individuals interested in supporting the festival are invited to make contact by email to

More Info

Ceide Coast Half Marathon & 10k Coastal Challenge October 12th

The Ceide Coast Half Marathon route begins at the Ceide Fields Visitor Centre (participants will be bussed from Ballycastle Village) where the race will begin from the world-famous visitor centre.

It will then follow the original coast road, passing pretty Ballycastle Beach to Downpatrick Head, where the route will take you off-road, right up and around the historic headland overlooking Dun Briste and “The Crossing” at Poll na Seantine Blowhole – an absolutely unique, breath-taking and awe-inspiring route you won’t find just anywhere!



Book Now

Run in the Dark Ballina: 13th November 2019

The first ever Run in the Dark Ballina will take place on 13th November at 8pm. The event is led by Moy Valley Athletics Club. Each participant in Ballina will receive a flashing armband and Run in the Dark buff. Sign up at

Why Run in the Dark?

Run in the Dark is the Mark Pollock Trust‘s principal fundraising event. Through Run in the Dark, Mark Pollock aims to inspire people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that, together, they achieve more than they thought possible. For some that means gathering a group of friends or colleagues to train hard and get fit with a 5k or 10k run. For others it means building a team of experts to perform better.

More Info

The Linenhall Arts Centre

At the Linenhall in Castlebar, Co Mayo they have a brilliant programme of theatre, music, cinema, opera, dance, visual arts and workshops. The Linenhall, Castlebar is Mayo’s oldest Arts Centre.
The Linenhall Arts Centre
Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland
telephone: 094 902 3733