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Would you like to talk to someone in confidence?
Chiron Community Counselling offers professional Counselling and Psychotherapy support at a low cost. Chiron now has a Psychotherapist based in The Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre. Please call the Family Resource Centre on 094 963 0929 for further details or contact Chiron directly on 087-3363313. All calls treated in confidence.

St. John's Rest & Day Care Centre
St John's Rest & Day Care Centre, Knock Shrine, offers day care (10.00am. - 3.00pm.) every Tuesday to senior citizens, and there are places on the bus for extra clients from the Ballyhaunis/Brickens area. The day includes refreshments on arrival, Mass at 12 noon followed by a 3- course meal, gentle exercise, singing and bingo. Contact Geraldine 094-9388100.
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Brickens Meals on Wheels can deliver a hot nutritious meal to your home seven days a week, if required. All dietary requirements catered for. Cost €5.00 per meal. Ph. 094 9380910.
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Parent and Toddler Group
Ballyhaunis Parent and Toddler Group meet every Wednesday in the Parochial Hall from 10am to 12am..  All are welcome.  Phone Carina on 085 8457817 for more details.
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Family Support Service in Ballyhaunis 
The Community Based Family Support Service in Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre and is being funded by the Child and Family Agency (Tusla). Geraldine Glacken is based in the Family Resource Centre as the Family Support Project Worker for the service.This service is for parents having difficulty in managing their child/children’s behaviours, families experiencing communications and relationship difficulties, and parents experiencing crisis which impact on their children.The aim of the Community Based Family Support Service is to work in partnership with families who are experiencing stress/difficulties at home. We work with families to develop individualised programmes to meet the needs of the family. These programmes are designed to improve the capacity of families to provide a nurturing and safe environment for their children.
If you would like to speak to Geraldine to find out more about the service, you can contact her on 086 047 0587, or call into the Family Resource Centre for a chat. The centre is based in the Friary in the town.
Bereavement Support Group 
Every Wednesday morning at 11.00am, a Bereavement Support Group meets at the Family Centre, Knock Shrine for an hour.  It's a place and time to remember and find support when dealing with the loss of a family member.  All are welcome to drop in any week and further information is available from Monica Morley at the Centre on 094-9375320.
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Senior Help Line
Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. Locall 1850 440 444.  Senior Help Line is open every day of the year from 10.00am to 10.00pm.  Senior Help Line's trained older volunteers offer a friendly, listening and non-judgemental ear to all callers.  So don't be alone with your problems.  Lifting the phone lessens the loneliness.  LoCall 1850 440 444.
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Knock Marriage Introductions
Knock Marriage Introductions: helping to bring people together with a view to marriage. Ph 094-9375960. Website:
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Counselling Service 
Counselling Service –You are not alone.
Would you like support on issues that may be troubling you?
Counselling - Low Cost - available Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre, The Friary
Offering a safe non judgemental environment to discuss any issues you may have.
To book a free introductory meeting. Phone: 094-9630031
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Local Employment Service (LES)
This service offers a one stop shop that can provide you with information on job vacancies, training courses, CV preparation and interview techniques.  The office is open Monday to Thursday 9.30-4.30. located on Clare St.  Please telephone 094-9630080 to make an appointment or call in.
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Are you concerned about someone else's drinking?
Al-Anon Family Groups: Are you concerned about someone else's drinking?  If so Al-Anon Family Groups offer understanding to anyone whose life is, or has been, deeply affected by someone else's drinking.  If you need help or would like further information of local groups please contact Al-Anon Family Groups at 01 8732699 or email:
Al-Anon have a meeting on Sunday nights in Scoil Iosa at 8.30pm and  Alcoholic Anonymous have a meeting in The Friary House on Sunday nights at 8.3opm.
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Live Streaming
A Web-cam has now been installed in our church, which means it is now possible to view Sunday & Weekday Masses etc. on the Internet.  If you have family memebers away from home, this should be of particular interest to them.
The following links will allow you access the website:
Link to St. Patrick's Church website:
Link to MCN St. Patrick's Church page: 
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Community Website Ballyhaunis Life
As you may be aware the Community Website Ballyhaunis Life was launched in November 2011. The aim of the website is to let people know especially family, friends and relations abroad about Life in Ballyhaunis. Information on local organisations/clubs/associations, what they are up to and events that they have planned can be found on the site as well as business listings. We are delighted to let you know that the website is very successful with hits from around the world as well as local areas. We have been getting an average of 3,975 per day which will come out at around 123,225pm.
We also offer the opportunity to businesses to advertise on said website and all monies raised goes towards the running costs for Ballyhaunis Summer Festival. The costs of the advertising slots are as follows:
Size of Ad Cost for 3 months Cost for 1 year
4.5cm x 2.5cm €30 €90
4.5cm x 5cm €40 €140
4.5cm x 10cm €55 €180
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind people that there is a free section for promotions/offers that you may have running which could easily be added onto the site. Just email the Ballyhaunis Chamber or through the contact button on the site and we will do the rest. We ask that you consider advertising on the website to showcase your business and to not only bring business to Ballyhaunis but to also support The Ballyhaunis Summer Festival. Call on 094 9630311 or pop into the office between 9am and 5pm (closed for lunch) to discuss this further.
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Console - Suicide Bereavement Counselling Service
Console is a nationwide charity providing a wide range of Suicide Prevention & Bereavement services across Ireland. Since June of this year, Console is providing free suicide bereavement counselling service at Tullinahoo, Swinford.
Anyone affected or bereaved by suicide can access the service by contacting Console on 01-6102638. Email: or download a referral form at
1Life Suicide Helpline 1800 247 100 is a dedicated 24hour free phone national suicide prevention helpline providing a professional councelling service and a network of support services.
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Citizens Information
The Mayo Citizens Information Service continues to offer advice and information in the Family Resource Centre at St Mary's Abbey on Mondays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. Please call in and find out more about your rights and entitlements and help available across a wide range of issues. For more information ph: 094-9630031
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Unwanted Clothing Collection
Summer Festival fundraiser "Clothing Collection" was a succesful fundraiser for the summer Festival so it has been agreed it will be an on-going collection. Bring all your unwanted clothing, shoes, belts, bedding, (not blankets, duvets or pillows), to the Enterprise Centre in Ballyhaunis during office hours, Monday to Friday.
For more information call 094 9630311.     
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