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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.  

Monday Meets 55+ at Clare Court Ballyhaunis

Monday meets are proving to be a great success in Ballyhaunis. Come along to the Communal House at Clare Court 11am to 12.30 for a chat, cuppa and enjoy the variety of talks and activities. Next meeting will be hosted by Ballyhaunis Community School Transition Year Students and takes place on Monday 23rd April. 

Congratulations to our neighbours Aghamore GAA Club.

Well done to all involved from Aghamore Club on winning two All Ireland Scor titles. The club members won top accolades in the Set Dancing and Instrumental Music categories. 

Girls Gaelic Football at Ballyhaunis GAA Club

The Ballyhaunis Ladies Football Club is hosting regular training sessions at Ballyhaunis GAA Club  for girls between the age of 6 and 10 on saturday mornings between 11am and midday. This is an excellent chance to meet young people of their own age and get involved in one of the fastest growing sports. All are welcome. 

Gold for Niamh

Congratulations to Niamh O'Neill who won a gold medal at the All-Ireland athletics championships last weekend. Niamh is a transition year student at Ballyhaunis Community School. 

Mayo Hurlers win Division 2B league final

Congratulations to the Mayo Hurlers on beating Down in the Division 2B league final. Well done to Manger Derek Walsh and players many of whom hail from our two local clubs Ballyhaunis and Tooreen. 
A great day for Mayo Hurling. 

Thaigh Morley to volunteer for Special Olympics

Best wishes to Thaigh who has been chosen to volunteer to help Irish athletes who will be travelling to Abu Dhabi in March 2019 for the Special Olympics. As part of this Thaigh has agreed to raise €4,500 . He has established a fundraising campaign to reach his target and you can check it out and donate to this worthy cause by logging onto the Ballyhaunis GAA Club Facebook page. All support will be much appreciated. 

US Navy to name ship after Cpl. Gallagher

Members of the Gallagher family from Ballyhaunis have been informed that after a five year campaign the US Navy will name its next state of the art destroyer after the young Ballyhaunis marine who died in the Vietnam War in 1967. It is planned to commence building the ship later this year and should be completed in the next three  years. 

Balllyhaunis landmark building sold

News that the large corner building formerly known as Dillon's has been purchased by a Dublin developer.He has plans to renovate this old building which in disrepair and an eyesore in the town centre. Funding of €96000 has also been sanctioned for the square so between both projects the centre of Ballyhaunis will really come to life and  be an attractive area in the town. 

Ballyhaunis to get by-laws to target anti-social behaviour

New by-laws preventing the consumption of intoxicating liqour in public places are to be introduced in Ballyhaunis. Cllr John Cribben highlighted the problem at a recent Mayo County Council meeting and said it was a major problem especially at The Friary Ground. Once the by-laws are drafted it will take up to three months to put them in place. 

Monday Morning Meet

Ballyhaunis is to have a new group for people 55 and older. It will commence on Monday March 5th 2018 and the group will meet every second week. It will start at 11am and finish at 1.30pm in Clare Court. The meetings will kick of with tea and coffee followed by activities and guest speakers. There will be a nominal cost of €2 to cover light refreshments and guest speakers. Research studies have proven over time how social interactions have many benefits for all ages. 
This group is supported by Public Health Nursing, Ballyhaunis Chamber and Clare Court Warden. 

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