Suncroft Bed and Breakfast Ballina
Festivals and Events
Ballina Salmon Festival
Is on round the first and second
week of July
As Ballina possesses one of the best Salmon Fishing Rivers in the World many of the events are centred around this gem. Many fishing events take place in conjunction with Inland Fisheries Ireland & local fishing enthusiasts. The success of the festival since its inception in 1964 & and reinvention in 1991 is a testament to the popularity of Ballina as a tourist destination. Ballina Salmon Festival is a family orientated festival which appeals to every culture, nationality & ethnicity in the country and from abroad. Many of the events during the festival are free of charge which during these tough economic times is essential to the running of such an event. Other events run in conjunction with the Salmon Festival are the Powerade Triathlon incorporating a swim, run & cycle which attracts hundreds of people to the town, Ballina Agricultural Show which brings horse enthusiasts, this year saw the All-Ireland Pipe Band Championships which brought huge crowds. Each night of the festival you will find live music in various venues throughout the town, so there is something to suit every taste. The finale which is a pyrotechnic extravaganza is always a crowd pleaser for young & old alike and is a great way to finish up a week of family entertainment, thrills & spills.
Ballina Salmon Festival is Ireland’s premier family-orientated festival giving thousands of people, ten days of fun-filled artistic and cultural events catering for all age groups.
There are various children’s workshops and art competitions, puppet shows, treasure hunts, pedal cart grand prix, teenage gladiators and science and engineering workshops. There is fishing, swimming, disco dancing, indoor soccer blitz, a fun sports day, and a wide range of other fun events.
One of the highlights of the festival is the now well-established Triathlon which attracts competitors from all over Ireland. Lady of the Moy is a night of glitz and glamour, a night not to be missed.
Ballina Showjumping Festival and Agricultural Show
Start Date: July 2016 – Date to be confirmed
End Date: July 2016 – Date to be confirmed
The Ballina Showjumping Festival & Agricultural Show, showcases the finest breeds in cattle, horses, ponies, sheep, goats, donkeys and dogs. It is one of the largest horse shows in Ireland with Grand Prix status which includes two days of championship show jumping on Friday and Saturday, and an agricultural show on Sunday.