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Welcome to Ballyhaunis Life

Ballyhaunis Life is a website produced BY and FOR the people of Ballyhaunis and surrounding areas.  The purpose of the website is to  inform and educate people about what is happening in and around Ballyhaunis.  This is the Hub of Ballyhaunis.  It is the ideal medium for getting your news out there,  promoting what is happening in the town, businesses can promote their special offers, free of charge,  you can advertise for sale or wanted items free of charge, job vacancies, anything!  You can also keep up to date with all the news from Ballyhaunis Chamber  and see what they are doing for YOUR town.  The Parish Newsletter is updated weekly.  You can see what is happening with all the Organisations in Ballyhaunis and find phone numbers for all the businesses and local services.  This is the ONE STOP SHOP for info about Ballyhaunis.  Share it with your friends and family abroad.  If you have something you want to share on this website ring the Chamber office on  094 9630311.  

Ballyhaunis Community Garden reaps rewards at Green Flag Ceremony

Five years of hard work has paid off for Ballyhaunis Community Garden after it was awarded on the Green Flag Community Awards Scheme. Located on the Friary Grounds, Irish people were the first to get involved in the project but natives of Pakistan and Eastern Europe have now joined. People can come and taste a variety of produce and purchase it on site. 

Hospice Volunteers needed in Ballyhaunis

The Mayo Roscommon Hospice is looking for volunteers to help out in their Ballyhaunis shop. If interested please contact the shop directly or you can telephone 094 938666.

Back to school - Ballyhaunis Community School

Ballyhaunis Community School will open its doors to its completely finished new school interior this month. Dates to remember: Monday August 27 first years (half day), Tuesday August 28  third and sixth years, Wednesday August 29 second and fifth years, Thursday August 30 LCA2 and on Monday September 3 transition years will return to class. 

Job Vacancies

Grennan Security (GSL) are looking for Security/Stewards staff for the Papal visit (paid positions), for further information please contact Joe on 086 1705501 - payment through GSL (Security Company), minimum 10 hours starting from 3 am..

Mayo Under - 16 Girls Crowned All Ireland Champions 2018

Congratulations to the Mayo winning All-Ireland U-16 girls and especially Leah Johnston and Erin Murray along with their management team of Justin McDonagh, Michael Cleary and Olivia Cleary. Ballyhaunis GAA Club are very proud of these players and management team. 

Change to Mass time for Pope Francis Visit

Due to visit of Pope Francis to Knock Shrine on Sunday August 26, it has been decided that there will be no morning mass in Ballyhaunis Church that day. Saturday evening August 25 vigil mass will go ahead at 7.30pm .
Locals that intend to travel to Knock for the visit are being encouraged to travel by bus as they will get closer to the village than cars. Those interested in travelling by bus can leave their names and contact details in a box in the front of the altar in St. Joseph's Church. 

Ballyhaunis Foroige

Ballyhaunis Town is delighted to welcome Foroige Balyhaunis Youth Service, funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs through MSLETB and managed by Foroige. The aim of the service is to give young people the opportunity to overcome adversity and reach their potential in a safe and supportive environment. Foroige Ballyhaunis Youth Service has introduced two new youth project workers. Foroige is looking for energetic, enthusiastic volunteers who want to change young lives in their community and will hold a volunteer evening in St. Patrick's Hall on wednesday, August 1 at 7pm.

Abbey Pattern 2018

This year's Abbey Pattern will take place on Sunday 2nd September. The Pattern will begin with the Abbey Mass in St. Mary's Augustian Abbey starting proceedings at 1.30pm followed by the children's races and all the other traditional activities taking place in the Friary Field around 2pm. 
The Abbey Pattern ia a long standing tradition in Ballyhaunis being a family based sports/fun day held on the feast of St. Augustine and normally just before new school term begins. 

Mens sheds Ballyhaunis

Ballyhaunis Mens Sheds is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. The guys are selling wooden benches so why not call in and take a look. 

Papal visit to Knock

Ahead of the papal visit to Knock gardai are advising viistors where possible to take public transport as there will not be sufficient parking facilities for private cars close to the village and will mean that people will have to walk long distances. 

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