Ballina 2023

Ballina 2023

Moy Valley Resources is working in partnership with a number of organisations in Ballina to deliver Ballina 2023, an exciting, inclusive year-long programme of celebratory events to mark 300 years since the town’s formal establishment.

The year aims to create a solid and meaningful legacy for future generations.

Pictured at the Jackie Clarke Collection for the launch of the Ballina 2023 website, logo and promotional video, “The Calling”: Back row L-R: Conall Calleary, Ballina Lions Club, Anne-Marie Flynn, Manager, Mayo North Tourism, Annette Maughan, CEO, Moy Valley Resources, Cllr Jarlath Munnelly, Chairman, Ballina 2023 Steering Group. Front Row L-R: Mairead Maguire, Mayo County Council, Mags Downey Martin, Manager, Ballina Chamber of Commerce, Philip Patterson, Marketing Lead, Ballina 2023, Declan Turnbull, Head of Ballina Municipal District, Mayo County Council and Lisa Hallinan, Project Manager Ballina 2023. Picture: John O’Grady.

Though the first signs of settlement in Ballina, Co. Mayo date back to the 1300s and the founding of the Augustinian Abbey, this more recent milestone offers an opportunity for the community of Ballina to create and participate in an exciting, inclusive year-long programme of collaborative events and activities to celebrate the town.

Over the course of the year, our programme content will range from thrilling, large-scale events of international interest to community-led events that will offer the people of Ballina meaningful, creative opportunities to connect with each other. 

Ballina 2023 will honour the past, celebrate the present and inspire hope for the future. 

Moy Valley Resources IRD is a founding legacy partner, with representation on the board of Ballina 2023, and is supporting the Ballina 2023 Project Manager in event development.