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Ballina Salmon Festival
9th July 2017 - 16th July 2017
The ‘Ballina Salmon Festival’ is the leading community based festival in the West of Ireland and the highlight of the summer months. Every year over 200,000 people descend on the North Mayo capital to enjoy an eight-day festival that is estimated to bring millions to the local economy. A team of volunteers work all year round to compile, organise and market a ‘programme of events’ to span the duration of the festival and cater for the young and old alike.
The Ballina Salmon Festival is proud of its family-centered focus with an action packed programme that includes old favourites like Lady of the Moy, Heritage Day, Street Rag, Mardi Gras and Firework Display, along with river based events like fishing competitions and raft races. New events are introduced annually to keep the festival fresh and up-to-date with modern life expectations. One third of the festival’s entire programme is dedicated solely to children.