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Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District unanimously decided against accepting the draft budgetary plan presented to them at this week’s monthly meeting of the Municipal District.
Fresh from their historic 6-3 win over Instonians in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Junior Cup last weekend, Ballina will go looking to make it five wins from five on the domestic front when they return to action in the Connacht Junior 1A League. So far this season the north Mayo men have been in flying form running up big scores, seeing off Westport 27-7, Galwegians 56-5, and Buccaneers 69-22, the closest that any side has got to them in the league this season is third place Sligo, but Ballina still saw them off 27-19 a month ago. On Sunday they will expect to make it win number five when they take on seventh placed Monivea who have only registered one win so far this season from their four outings.
The third annual One Act Drama Festival will take place in Ballina this weekend. From today, Friday, November 3, to Sunday, November 5, a number of drama groups will converge on the Ballina Arts Centre for a series of one act plays.
Ballina Municipal District councillors have agreed to communicate their thanks and appreciation to Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring following the recent allocations for projects as part of the Town and Village renewal Scheme in the county. At a Municipal District meeting last week councillors were informed that all four projects in the county which had applied for funding were successful.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, this week commenced work to replace 450 metres of troublesome water main in the Bohernasup area of Ballina. This section of water main is prone to frequent bursts and has caused a lot of disruption to residents and businesses in the area over the past number of years.
Ballina Arts Centre showcased some of the best in contemporary drawing from the Netherlands with Human Chain, an exhibition featuring the work of seven Dutch artists. The exhibition, which features a wide variety of styles of drawing, was selected by Arno Kramer (who is also one of the artists in the exhibition) and will run at the venue until the end of October.
A proposal to change the zoning to allow a recycling centre be constructed at the Bunree Industrial Estate was unanimously rejected earlier this week by members of the Ballina Municipal District at their monthly meeting. Connacht Enviro Containers had applied for permission to construct a commercial unit for sorting recyclable materials at the Bunree Industrial Estate.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a substantial residential and commercial premises for sale at O’Rahilly Street in Ballina town centre, located in a prime retail district offering easy access to all other main shopping streets in the town and flagship stores such as Penneys, Heatons, Boots, and the post office.
Irish Water and Mayo County Council have apologised to everyone affected by unplanned outages in the Ballina area this week and thanked them for their patience while work was ongoing.
Ballina Arts Centre’s ongoing literary series The Moy Sessions continues this evening, Friday, with a reading by two Mayo-based writers, poet Geraldine Mitchell and novelist Elizabeth Reape at 8pm.