North Mayo - Community Diary

Blacksod entrepreneurs

Congratulations and best wishes to local entrepreneurs, Blacksod sisters Mary Kerrigan and Siobhán Leigh, who have just started up their own business producing children’s dresses which are marketed online. They can be contacted on

Exercise classes

Exercise classes take place in Halla Naomh Bhreandáin Eachléim on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm, and also on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.45am. Everybody is welcome. Bring a mat if you have one.

Belmullet/Erris Cancer Support Centre

There will be a men's group meeting in Cara Iorrais on Wednesday next, March 7, at 7.30pm.

Ballinglen Arts Foundation

There will be an Easter egg art workshop at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, on March 27 and 28, from 10am until 1pm. This is a new and exciting workshop event full of fun for all children this Easter holiday. It is a programme designed by Nuala Clarke especially for Easter. Go along and enjoy making wonderful Easter egg art. For more information and booking, call 096 43184 or e-mail [email protected]. This is for children aged between six and 12 years. The cost is €6 per child or €10 for both days per child.

Erris Chamber of Commerce table quiz

To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, Gaelige san Iarnóin is having a tráth na gceist clainne/family table quiz in Ostán Broadhaven/The Broadhaven Bay Hotel today, Friday March 2, at 5pm. First prize is €100, second prize is €60, and third prize is €40. Táille iontrála/entrance fee per table is €10 gach bord. Teams of four and a family can be any group who are related.

Ballina St Patrick's Day parade

Ballina’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 18, at 4pm, commencing from Mercy Road. The committee is appealing to the business people of the town to enter the best window display competition and also to display the national flag from their premises on the day. There is also a perpetual cup for the best youth entry, a very popular section of the parade. Get out and support it on the day, there will be fun for all the family and Sunday is a family day. Any organisation or schools which would like to enter a float in the parade should do so before Friday, March 16. Contact Anne Bain at 096 74000 or 087 1394529, or Matt Farrell at 087 2617167.

St Oliver Plunkett’s NS

A coffee morning in aid of St Oliver Plunkett’s National School will take place tomorrow, March 3, from 10am until 12.30pm in Morrows Kitchen Shop, Morrows Furniture Store, Bunree, Ballina. All are welcome.

Erris Youth Disability Network

Erris Youth Disability Network will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday March 7 at 3.30pm in the Irish Wheelchair Centre, Logmore. If you are a parent, young person, have a disability, share the network's ideals and beliefs, and want to help achieve its vision, go along. Find it on Facebook @errisyouthdisabilitynetwork.



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