Manchester joins forces with Ballina Salmon Festival

Manchester joins forces with the Ballina Salmon Festival in County Mayo

The Manchester Irish Festival website and the Mayo Manchester Tourism and Business group have once again joined forced with the annual 2016 Ballina Salmon Festival which runs from Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 17 July.

Tony Hennigan the press officer of the Manchester Irish Festival website and one of the directors of Mayo Manchester said “We are delighted to continue to help promote and market this fantastic community festival through our website and social media network. I will be helping out on the Tradfest stages on Heritage Day. Members of our group always go over to support the festival and we are indebted to the volunteers at the Salmon Festival office for their support for our Mayo Manchester Tradfest which runs from Friday 29 July until Wednesday 3 August.”
The Chair of the 2016 Ballina Salmon Festival, Paul Burke added “It is great to see Manchester continuing to support the festival and to continue to develop links with us in Ballina.”

The community based festival which has been running since 1964 attracts over 200,000 visitors to the North Mayo town which is Europe’s Salmon capital, bringing in millions of euro to the local economy, making it one of the biggest festivals in the West of Ireland.
The Festival is proud of its family orientated action packed programme that includes old favourites like the Lady of the Moy, Heritage Day, International Evening, Teddy Bears Picnic, Mardi Gras Parade and a Monster Firework Display, along with river based events like fishing competitions and raft races along the world famous River Moy. New events are introduced annually to keep the festival fresh and up-to-date with modern life expectations.

New Highlights this year include the return of Mayo’s Got Talent competition with a 1,000 Euro cash prize at The Merry Monk Pub, plus a Ballina State Fair and Country Evening plus the Street Busking Competition Thursday to Saturday with a prize fund of 750 Euros.
For more information about the Ballina Salmon Festival visit www.ballinasalmonfestival.ie
For information about the Manchester Irish Festival and Mayo Manchester visit
www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk
and www.mayomanchester.com