Ballyhaunis District Community Council

Ballyhaunis District Community Council
Ballyhaunis Community Council has been in existence since 2001 having evolved from the very successful Millennium Spire Project.
It is a Company Limited by Guarantee that acts as an umbrella body for a wide range of social and community development activities undertaken by its various sub-committees.
These include:
  • Community representation on the Abbey Partnership and Abbey Trust
  • Tidy Towns
  • Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
  • Defibrillator Project
  • Historical Features & Walks
  • Community Futures
Activities are not limited to those listed; the Community Council is also a forum for members of the community interested in developing new projects. 
Ballyhaunis District Community Council
The Friary House, Abbey Street, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo
The following officers were elected for the 2019/2020 year:
Chairperson: Mark Godfrey. 
Secretary: Mary Donnelly, Evelyn O'Connor;
Treasurer: Marie Cribbin. 
Membership of the Community Council is open to everyone for a nominal fee of €5.
Collect the Fragments
A new book by Fr Kieran Waldron, Collect the Fragments: Ballyhaunis Historian, Michael F Waldron, LLD 1876-1954, is now available in local outlets.    
Dr Michael F Waldron was one of the foremost scholars in the history of Ballyhaunis and Mayo and as an author, poet, playwright and antiquarian he had a national reputation. Twice in his lifetime he was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
His personal archive, scrapbooks, notebooks and papers have been preserved. Much of his archive is now available electronically in the local Library through the good offices of Mayo County Library. The main scrapbook with historic photographs runs to 287 pages.  An index is available both on the DVD and in the recently published book.  Hundreds of his articles, published in many journals over a period of fifty years, form a prodigious record of Ballyhaunis history and archaeology with revealing insights into the social life of an Irish town in the first fifty years of the twentieth century.
The biography, entitled Collecting the Fragments:  Ballyhaunis  Historian, Michael  F Waldron,  LLD  (1876- 1954)  was compiled to accompany the release of the archive as an act of dúchas, or dutifulness, in memory of a past resident of Ballyhaunis and an almost forgotten local historian.
Members have displayed a Map in the Square showing possible cycle/walk routes,mainly on minor roads.
Smaller scale copies of this are available by contacting the Friary House at 094-9630929