Ballinderreen Sur La Mer – Ballinderreen Community Centre in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will host a big weekend of activities over 12th-14th October supported by the Galway 2020, Small Towns Big Ideas initiative. Titled Ballinderreen Sur La Mer, there will be a fun packed weekend of things to do and see such as Heritage Talks, Oyster Tasting, a Photographic Exhibition, Urban Sketching and of course the big weekend event, a gala concert with Don Stiffe and friends. Béidh an-chraic againn gan amhras, mar sin bígí linn. Nous invitons tous nos voisins et amis à participer aux événements du week-end …soyez la bienvenue!

Ballinderreen Sur la Mer – Weekend Festival
Date Time Event Facilitator Venue
Fri 12th Oct 1:30pm Seniors Lunch Meeting with Blake Manor Nursing Home Residents & Brothers of Charity Service Users GAA Healthy Club Ballinderreen Community Centre
2:30pm Stories of the Sea Seán Burke – Local Historian Ballinderreen Community Centre
3:30pm Big Houses of County Galway Life size images of ‘Big Houses’ in Co. Galway – on view all weekend Ballinderreen Grounds
8:00pm Official Opening Cllr. Joe Byrne Acorn Centre
Ballinderreen’s Heritage Zackary Silke – Archaeologist Acorn Centre
Sat 13th Oct 11:00am Poetry Reading Mícheál Kearney – Poet Blake Manor Nursing Home
12:00pm  Photography, Arts & Crafts Exhibition Brothers of Charity Ballinderreen Community Centre
1:00pm Heritage in the School Ballinderreen National School Ballinderreen Community Centre
2:00pm Shoreline Walk Meet at Killeenaran Pier Killeenaran
3:30pm Oyster Tasting Kelly’s Oysters Ballinderreen Community Centre
4:00pm Oyster Heritage Lecture Joe Murphy – Local Historian Ballinderreen Community Centre
5:00pm Traditional Oyster Boat Making James Linnanne – Boat Builder Ballinderreen Community Centre
8:00pm Concert with Don Stiffe Tickets €15:00 on 085 1743916 Ballinderreen Community Centre
Sun 14th Oct 12:00pm Urban Sketching Róisín Curé – Artist Killeenaran Pier
2:00pm Intercultural Gastronomy Tasting                All Nationalaties invited to particpate Johanne Benoussan Ballinderreen Community Centre
3:30pm Irish Music & Dance Extravaganza Ceoltóirí an Doirín                                      Irene Naughton Irish Dance School Genevieve Ryan Modern Dance School Ballinderreen Community Centre  Phone: 085-1743916 Concert tickets are €15:00 and all other events are free of charge

We’ve been nominated for two awards!!!
Galway County Council Awards News
Ballinderreen Community Centre has been shortlisted for the 2016 Cathaoirleach Awards run by Galway Co Co in the Youth & Age Friendly Award category. The results will be announced at an Awards ceremony in Ballinasloe on Wednesday 30th November
The Plunkett Foundation Awards News
Ballinderreen Community Centre has been shortlisted in the Republic of Ireland category in the Community Ownership Awards 2016 run by The Plunkett Foundation. It is the only national awards programme recognising community co-operation around the UK & The Republic of Ireland. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Monday 28 November