Islandeady Parent & Toddler Group

A new parent, baby and toddler group has started in Islandeady and is open to any local parent, carer or childminder with a child or children under the age of 4.


The group meets every Thursday morning from 10am to 12 noon in the Community Centre for informal fun and more. Refreshments and snacks for both kids and adults will be provided and the cost is just €2 per adult.


For further information plase contact Marcella or Valerie on 086-4012303

Creative Writing Workshop

Join Bettina Peterseil for a full day creative writing workshop on Saturday, June 23rd, from 10am to 4pm in Turlough House.

This course will explore the themes of custom, tradition and ritual and their place in the home.

Be inspired by the Country Life collection and the wonderful grounds surrounding the Museum.

No previous writing experience is required.


This is a free event but booking is required. Telephone (094) 90 31751 

Cruinniú at the Barracks

The Military Barracks Castlebar will host an inclusive family-friendly festival of creativity, culture and fun with a wide range of food and entertainment and a bonfire on Saturday, June 23.


The old Military barracks will be alive with colour and sound as the grounds are taken over by music, exhibitions, workshops, digital media, demonstrations and talks. Highlights will include robotics, drones, military displays, exhibitions of the barracks past and future. There will be a unique opportunity to see inside one of the buildings and learn its history.


All are welcome and all events are free.

Men's Health Evening

A free men's health information evening will take place on Monday, June 25, at 7pm in the TF Hotel, Castlebar.


A free health check will be available from 6pm.


Speakers on the night include John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy Prison and Miss Catherine Dowling, Consultant Urologist in University Hospital Galway.


For further information contact Rachel Dalton on 091-893318

Traditional Singing and Poetry

The Foxford Traditional Singing and Poetry group will meet in the Mayfly Hotel, Main st, Foxford, on Thursday, June 28, commencing at 9.15pm. All are welcome

Car Treasure Hunt

A car treasure hunt takes place in Ballyvary on Saturday, June 30.


The event begins at Ballyvary school and cars can depart anytime between 5-7pm. It is suitable for people of all ages and the entry fee is €10 per person, all proceeds go towards the community sports facilities.


Following the hunt there will be celebrations and music in Frank O'Reilly's with Left Loose, Karla Regan, Duiarmuid Moynihan and more.

Kiltimagh Wetland Park

Kiltimagh Wetland Park is open to the public and has a wildflower section supporting such flowers as the Ragged Robin and the Kidney Vetch and there's also a native tree area, where the progress of trees such as oak and larch can be monitored.


The marshy area around the pond has, with time, developed its own natural fauna, and has been planted with some species, such as the Water Lily.


A walk around the park takes only 10 minutes, but if you stop to look at the detail, read all the information and take in the peace that nature affords us, you could spend hours at the Kiltigmagh Wetland Park.

Volunteers Needed in Parke

Parke Community Group requires volunteers to direct traffic and help park cars safely during funerals at both churches and cemeteries as well as at the Community Centre in Parke. 


For information, contact Fr Declan on 094-9031314 or Sean Kelly on 087-2642318

Greenway Market & Car Boot Sale

The new Greenway Car Boot Sale & Market takes place at the Halfway House Islandeady, on the Castlebar-Westport Road, every Saturday for the summer from 11am to 3pm.

Walking Tours

A guided walking tour of the old town of Castlebar takes place each Wednesday in June, commencing at 7pm.


This tour, led by local historian and Discover Ireland approved tour guide, Brian Hoban, will start at Bridge St Bar's music and meeting rooms on Main st, Castlebar.


Group tours can be arranged. Please contact 087-9234504 for more details.

Castlebar Women's Shed

The Women's Shed meets on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday every week from 2pm until 4pm in the Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Tucker St, Castlebar

Balla Tidy Towns

Balla Tidy Towns group meets every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in Balla Community Resource Centre, everyone is welcome

Castlebar Active Retirement

The Castlebar Active Retirement group meets on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm in the Social Services Centre. The committee has arranged a number of events taking place in the coming weeks including bowling, wellness talks and excursions. New members are always welcome.