Arts on the fringes; Ballina Fringe Festival 2019

Ballina Fringe Festival is a fine showcase of fantastic arts for the West of Ireland

Ballina Fringe Festival Flora Fauna Project

Ballina Fringe Festival 2019

Ballina Fringe Festival returns 4th-20th October this year.  With an impressive range of diverse arts events taking place around Ballina, the festival has something for everyone.

Musical highlights of this year’s festival, sure to draw even greater audiences to North Mayo this October, include concerts by Sligo’s eclectic folk collective No Crows and multi-award winning Camille O’Sullivan, renowned for both an extraordinary voice and her captivating stage theatrics, as well as classical pianist Finghin Collins.  Ennis-born Mick O’Dea, current President of the Royal Hibernian Academy and part-time Mayo resident brings a showcase exhibition of his recent works to the Festival, while the Mayo-based 7:1 artist collective will exhibit their works.

The festival will also host a number of theatrical performances, including Pat Kinevane’s ‘Before,’ contemporary dance with the Flora Fauna Project and film, with a screening of ‘Float Like a Butterfly’ – all new productions to this region.  And of course, its permanent legacy piece ‘Pure Ballina!’ will see the festival bring high quality contemporary urban street art to the town’s streets, adding to the colour and attraction of Ballina for visitors and locals alike.

Ballina Fringe Festival has been developed in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre and Mayo North, in association with lead sponsor Ice House Hotel and funded by LEADER, Creative Ireland, NYCI and  The festival is currently seeking sponsorship locally from businesses and individuals interested in supporting the festival are invited to make contact by email to

For a full itinerary please see the Ballina Fringe Festival 2019 programme of events below:

Ballina Fringe Festival 2019

You can also visit or social media for full festival line up and more information.  Tickets go on sale September 1st.

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