Kennedy Glasgow House

Venue hire in Ballina

The Kennedy Glasgow House is a beautiful refurbished building, nestled on the banks of the River Moy at the scenic environs of Ballina Quay – which is now a Discovery Point along the Wild Atlantic Way.

This beautiful, unique venue was once the Customs Shed where all goods imported to the Quay in Ballina were stored for Customs approval. The Customs Officer had his office at the end inside the bay window from which in theory he could see the ship discharging (and the illegal removal of any contraband, should such a thing be happening!)

Kennedy Glasgow House is available to hire for a large range of events such as the following:

  • Private Events – weddings, christenings, birthday parties, teenage discos,
  • Fitness Classes – yoga, bootcamp, step aerobics (no weights!)
  • Social/Set Dancing
  • Training events
  • Meetings – Conferences, expos, networking events, community meetings
  • Training Courses
  • Car boot sales
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • School fairs
  • Concerts


Rooms Available for Hire

Main Hall

A large, well-lit hall, this function room is suitable for hosting conferences, training courses, weddings, parties, dances and many other functions.The room boasts wonderful views over the river and Belleek Woods, with the fabled Creteboom concrete ship marooned just down the river and is a lovely alternative venue hire destination in Ballina.

The room, which features porthole windows and lovingly restored wooden beams, will comfortably seat up to 180 people for a conference or meeting, while over 100 guests can be seated for an intimate wedding, tea-dance or other function, while still leaving generous space for dancing.

Entrance Hall/Foyer

This small, bright warm room is suitable for small groups or for holding art or craft classes. It will hold 8 people comfortably for a class.


  • The facility boasts an overhead projector for displaying onto the large screen and a PA system with cordless microphone.
  • There is also a kitchen in the Centre for making refreshments in and ample toilet facilities.
  • Limited free parking  (however, please be aware of the right of way around the building so as not to obstruct other cars)
  • The building is entirely wheelchair accessible.

Venue hire in Ballina – Booking

The rooms can be booked for periods of one hour up to full-day or week-long/weekend events. Rates start at €20.00 per hour. Contact for more information, or call reception at +353 96 70905.

The Kennedy Glasgow Centre ready for a wedding celebration - venue hire in Ballina
The Kennedy Glasgow House can comfortably cater for up to 180 wedding guests.
Breakfast meeting at the Kennedy Glasgow Centre - venue hire in Ballina
Breakfast meeting at the Kennedy Glasgow House Ballina