Events Calendar

In Humberts Footsteps @ Market Square
Jun 24 – Jun 29 all-day

National winner of ‘the Gathering of the Year Event’ in 2013, In Humbert’s Footsteps 2014 promises a spectacular 1798 battle re-enactment along with several other fantastic Living History Events this June 25th-29th in Ballina. Hundreds of authentically uniformed and armed re-enactors from France, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland, Spain, Switzerland and Germany are travelling to Ballina to participate in this year’s re-enactments.


The main battle spectacle will take place on Sunday, 29 June. This will be preceded on Friday night by the torchlight arrival of the French through Bóthar na Sop – just as they did in 1798. Saturday will see the French, British and United Irishmen set up camp in the town’s old military barracks, the actual site of their respective camps in 1798 – this camp will be open to the public.


On Sunday, the streets of Ballina will play host to one of the largest Napoleonic battle re-enactments ever staged in Ireland when the blue-clad French, the British red-coats and the Irish Rebel Pikemen do battle for the town amidst the crack and smoke of muskets, the boom of cannon, and the clash of bayonet, sword and pike. There will be lots more entertainment as well – and it is all free and family friendly!


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Samhain Abhainn Ballina 2014 @ Ballina
Oct 25 @ 3:15 pm – Nov 1 @ 5:15 pm

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Frosty Salmon Festival 2014 @ Ballina
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 11:00 pm
Christmas Market -Frosty Salmon Festival @ Market Square Car Park
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm
Mad Hatters Easter Party
Apr 4 @ 8:45 am – Apr 5 @ 9:45 am
Ballina LEADER Community Forum @ Kennedy Glasgow Centre
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm

Persons who want to have a say or who have ideas on local development, rural revitalisation and job creation are welcome to attend and make submissions in design of the Local Development Strategy for the LEADER 2014 – 2015 programme.

The Ballina area meeting will be held on Thursday the 9th at Kennedy Glasgow Centre at 8pm.

Wallace Commemoration Ceremony @ Military Barracks, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm

Ballina Wallace Society has great pleasure in inviting you to the unveiling of a plaque in memory of the Wallaces, celebrated composers and singers who hailed from Ballina and toured the world in the 19th century to great acclaim.
Please join us in celebrating a little bit of Ballina’s history and to hear more about the Wallace family.

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Composer William Vincent Wallace