Plans well underway in Ballinasloe for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Parade will assemble at the Fairgreen car park, at 1.30p.m on Friday 17th March and will begin at 2p.m. sharp. The Parade will travel down Society Street, Main street, Sli na Habhainn, Dunlo Street and finishing in St Michaels Square.
There will be lots of on street entertainment for spectators to enjoy on the day, including performances from local musicians and dancers, and a welcome return of the Ballinasloe Town Band.
Participants may choose from five categories including education, culture, sporting, voluntary and commercial. There will be valuable cash prizes to be won in each category with an overall award of the Tony Colohan Perpetual Commemoration Trophy.
The organisers are appealing to the local business community to assist with sponsoring the cost of the parade.
The Parade Team are encouraging the local schools, sports clubs voluntary organisations and businesses to take part in the parade.
P.R.O Carmel Greally stated "This year's Parade gives us all the opportunity to showcase all of the positive aspects that our town and surrounding areas have to offer. So come along to the Ballinasloe Parade and help to make it a special day of celebration and a fun day for all of the family."
For inquiries please contact:
Carmel: 087 620 7477
Presentations and Photos of Ballinasloe Life's Launch Night in the Shearwater Hotel
Photo's By Jackie Dolan
PUBLISHED 03/02/2017 | 02:30 in the Irish Independent
With a thriving underage girls section already in place, Ballinasloe RFC have targeted the formation of a senior women's team for next season.
The Galway club are holding a meeting in Gullane's Hotel next Friday, February 10, at 8.30pm with anyone interested in getting involved with the new team welcome to attend.
The club are reaching out to women of all ages to become part of the exciting new venture with no previous playing experience required.
Ballinasloe already field girls' teams at U-15 and U-18 level and the formation of a senior women's team is a great opportunity for more members of the community to get involved with the club.
For more details on women's rugby in Connacht, contact Wendy Hickey on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on rugby in Ballinasloe, you can check out the club's Facebook page (below).
Ballinasloe RFC was founded in 1875 and is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the country. Along with the girls' section, Ballinasloe have two men's teams and a thriving underage section.
John Power and Associates in conjunction with Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre are running a start your own business course starting Monday February 13th. The course is suitable for anyone considering starting up a business, or anyone who is currently in the early stages of their own project.
The course aims to take you through everything you need to know to get started and aim to prepare you for all challenges you might face in your first year in business.
Cost: €60 per person
Duration: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm for 6 weeks. All documentation will be provided.
Courses Tutor - John M.Power
¨ Module 1 – Introduction & Personal assessment
¨ Module 2 – Business plan & Problem solving
¨ Module 3 – Company structures & Crash course in Finance
¨ Module 4 – Sales
¨ Module 5 - Marketing
¨ Module 6 – Raising Finance
¨ Module 7 – E-Business
¨ Module 8 - VAT, PAYE, Bookkeeping
¨ Module 9 – General – Employment, H&S Etc. WCEB
¨ Module 10 – Recap, Review of business plans and Q&A
To reserve a place or get more information contact Lyn Donnelly in Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre on 0909646516 or email@example.com
Two years ago we came close to not having Christmas lights but it clearly became a priority short-term project of the Town Action Team!.
Under a REDZ pilot town's scheme, a substantial block of funding was secured to part-fund the new campaign which had at its epicentre the new Central European Wishing Tree and to build on the work carried on in the previous years by the Ballinasloe Chamber of Commerce.
List of business contributors correct as of January 31st 2017:
Aidan Mc Grath (Dentist & Auctioneers)
Ballinasloe Credit Union
Billy's Discount Store
Bank Of Ireland
Brian Lynch Motor Factors
Carry Out Off Licence
Chris Daly Shoes
Cregg Stone Ltd.
Crumbs and Cream
Cook Oohs Nest
Delaney's Carpet & Furniture
Duanes Healthwise Pharmacy
First Stop Barbers
Fletchers Expert Electrical
Gearoid Geraghty Solicitors
George M Coyle
Grenhams Off Licence
Harney's Dry Cleaners & Locksmiths
HFD Retail - Dolan Electrical
Hutchison Davison & Son
Jane Rothwell (Woods & Co.)
John Dolan Auctioneers
Jorenas Health & Gift Shop
Joseph Jordan Solicitors
Kellers Hardware of Ballinasloe &Carolines Hair Salon
Liam Jordan Photography
Michael Mc Cullagh Auctioneer
Micheal Wards Menswear
Murphy's Medical Hall
Niall Hogan Menswear
Noonan & Cuddy Solicitors
Passion Hairdressers/Turkish Barbers
Peter's Barber Shop
Ronan Mc Guckian Dentist
Salmons Department Store
Scannell Financial Services
Stanley Clarke & Sons
The Deli Store
The Dunlo Tavern
The Hair Gallery
The Pillar House
Tony Carroll Butchers
Utah Department Store
Willie Burke Shoe Repairs
Utopia Hair Design
Thinking of catering at home for your First Holy Communion or Confirmation? Then Marina in Downey's Bar can help as they offer a wide selection of home catering packages for all occasions from canapés to sandwiches and from curries, lasagne etc to your full Sunday lunch.
They can provide it all in in the comfort of your own home and we supply bain maries to keep food hot, plates, glasses, cutlery etc.
Marina catered for the Fit Town Celebrations in 2016 in the GAA Club and everyone agreed it was a very delicious spread!
For more details and Menus call Marina on 087 2311385
Celebration of Jackie Treacy and the late Pauline Treacy at the Rugby Club on Saturday 18th February
Jackie Treacy has retired as Bar Manager and Committee member after 40 years of dedicated service to the Club. Jackie is known far and wide for the great welcome he has provided to all members, players and visitors to the Club. We would like you to share in the celebration of one of the great volunteers in Ballinasloe rugby.
On that date also we are honouring the late Pauline Treacy. Like Jackie she was at the centre of our Club for 40 years. To many, she was the heart of the Club. To honour Pauline’s contribution we are dedicating the new dressing rooms to her memory. A commemorative plaque will be unveiled at the dressing rooms to mark the occasion.
The itinerary is as follows:
Unveiling of commemorative plaque 6.00.
Match Ballinasloe v Monivea 6.30.
Function for Jackie will take place after the match at 8.30.
Music, Food and a great night guaranteed. Tickets are €10 and can be obtained from the Committee, Noel Mannion, or on the night.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS INVITATION TO PAST PLAYERS AND MEMBERS OF THE CLUB...THIS INVITATION ALSO INCLUDES NON MEMBERS OF THE CLUB.
Ballinasloe Road Runners are delighted to announce we will be holding our Couch to 5k training programme again this year, as part of the Fit Towns initiative. Starting Tuesday 14th February, this free programme will run for 6 weeks to coincide with all the Fit Towns activities happening in Ballinasloe. We will announce full details in the coming weeks, but for now, spread the word. . Its open to male & female, total beginners who have never run before, or maybe those who want to get back into it…All welcome. Lets make our 2017 Couch to 5k as successful and as enjoyable as 2016 was!
The Ballinasloe Road Runners Committee
John, Denise & Brendan
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