What's happening in Mayo!
With so much happening in Mayo during 2013, we have singled out just some of the events happening in the area during the Summer months, kicking off with the Mayo International Choral Festival in Castlebar followed by the River Moy Half Marathon in Ballina this May, with events going right up until the end of August 2013.
There's plenty of fun this spring/summer for the whole family, from festivals to adventure activities around the county. Browse our Monthly events pages to find the perfect outing for you and your little ones.
Dust off your hiking boots and get ready for some outdoor fun this summer. With a range of amazing walking festivals to choose from this month and the summer months, there's no excuse for staying indoors.
Quick Guide To Events Throughout the Summer 2013
Fishing on the World Famous River Moy, Ballina, Co Mayo:
The Moy offers something for everyone with fast running fly waters as well as some of the with some of the most productive bait and spinning Salmon waters to be found anywhere. If you are a novice fisher person, or an expert angler, fishing the River Moy is a opportunity not to be missed. Fishing season runs from 1st February to end of September. Further information os fishing opportunities can be accessed at www.fisheriesireland.ie
National Museum of Ireland-Country Life, Turlough, Co Mayo: Suitable for all the Family, the award winning Museum is all about discovering the story of Irish country life between 1850 and 1950; a history which older visitors will remember clearly and enjoy reminiscing on. Suitable for all ages, the Museum is a must-see attraction for everyone's list and its FREE! Its a national collection, comprehensive and unique, presented in an engaging and interactive manner- not a dusty boring display in sight! Exhibits over the four floors include original artefacts and displays, captivating archival video footage, Entrance to temporary exhibitions are also free. The Museum runs constantly changing programmes of workshops, events asnd festivals for adults, families and schools. Admission to all events and workshops is free but booking is required. See www.museum.ie for details of temporary exhibitions and ongoing programme of events.
Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St, Ballina, Co Mayo:
With a packed programme, bursting with exciting events for young and old, With so much going on in the Ballina Arts Centre throughout the Winter, its a good idea to check out its website for full programme details at www.ballinaartscentre.com
or phone 096 73593
Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre:
With the summer events finally winding down, plans are a foot for the Winter period..we are awaiting further details and in the meantime go to their website for further details of events planned for the coming months.
Go to www.ballycroynationalpark.ie
or contact 098 49888
The Jackie Clarke Collection, Ballina, Co Mayo: Mayo County Council's Jackie Clarke Collectioncontains over 100,000 items spanning 400 years of Irish history. The collection includes many unique documents that scholars had believed to be lost, including sole surviving copies of publications, rare handbills and proclamations, unpublished manuscripts and political writings. The collection was put together during the lifetime of one man, Jackie Clarke(1928-2000). The earliest documents date from the early1600s, including a 1617 conveyance of land in Cork between the familyof William Penn who went on to found the State of Pennsylvania. The collection continues up until 2000, the year of Jackie Clarke's death.
Céide Fields Visitor Centre Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland: The Céide Fields in North Mayo will certainly give you a unique experience. For this is not just another archaeological monument or visitor centre. Here you can indulge yourself in a vast prehistoric landscape, a natural wild ecology of blanket bog, dramatic cliffs and coastline, and a much acclaimed building, which has received Ireland's most prestigious architectural award.
Museums of Mayo:
The 'Museums of Mayo' network was established in 1997 to collect, preserve, research and exhibit the varied and rich cultural heritage of Mayo. A Full listing of Mayo Museums can be accessed at www.museumsofmayo.com
To Help plan your holiday. Further events and activities in Ballina and North Mayo can be accessed by visiting www.ballina.ie
for further information on local music and events in Ballina town.
The staff of Downhill House Hotel are always happy to advise its guests & patrons of any events occurring in the area. Please do not hesitate to contact us during your stay in Ballina by phone at 096 21033 or click here to enquire by email >