Category Archives: Events & Festivals

10 Sep

Culture Night in North Mayo, Friday 20th Sept 2019

One of our favourite nights of the year, Culture Night is an annual all-Ireland public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. This year’s Culture Night takes place on Friday 20th September 2019. Special and unique events and workshops are specifically programmed in multiple locations throughout the country and everything is available free of charge.  Culture Night is an initiative of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with regional arts offices, local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland.

For Culture night in Mayo North, as usual there are lots of  events happening. And there truly is something for everyone, from art workshops, open mic nights to traditional music.

Food Fleadh Ballina 26th to 29th September 2019

Food Fleadh Ballina 2019 features seafood foraging, craft brews, food market, cookery demos, lifestyle marquee, children’s workshops, fishing, tours, dining trilogy, live music and more!

 Food Fleadh Ballina, Co. Mayo makes a welcome return for its sixth year and with an expanded four-day programme planned from Thursday, September 26th to Sunday, September 29 to coincide with Other Voices Ballina, visitors and locals alike can enjoy a packed programme of foodie events. As well as the flagship Food Fleadh Market on Saturday September 28th, this year’s expanded programme sees a renewed focus on the Moy Estuary and our local seafood offering, as well as live cooking demonstrations, children’s cookery classes, food and art inspired workshops celebrating a taste of the Wild Atlantic Way in North Mayo.

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!

 

 

Ballina Comedy Club – John Colleary

Writer and comedian John Colleary will leave you in stitches in Ballina Arts Centre on  Friday 27th September 2019 at 8pm.
Apart from being one of the most in-demand comics around, John Colleary has co-written and starred in IFTA nominated shows, The Savage Eye and Irish Pictorial Weekly. A talented actor and mimic, John recently featured as one-third of The Gusset Brothers on The Tommy Tiernan Show.

Colleary has also scooped a PPI award for his topical sketch writing and performance on TODAY FMs drivetime flagship, The Last Word. A regular at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Vodafone Comedy Carnival and The Electric Picnic to name a few.
John can now add Ballina Comedy Club to this long line with what is to be an hilarious start to the winter comedy programme for all!
“It’d make you sick how talented he is” – Joe Rooney
Tickets: €14/12