1916 Garden of Remembrance Photo by Jana

We are all about improving our community.


We are a community-minded, friendly group who want to improve Ballyhaunis and it's surrounding areas. You are welcome to attend our monthly meeting and get involved in sub-committees to work on various projects.

Why we do things, we do.


We love Ballyhaunis and want to improve the community and get things done!


There are plenty of things to be grateful for in this life. When we see something that can be improved on in our community we like to do something about it. We get involved in all sorts of projects.


At the moment we are full steam ahead in getting the Ballyhaunis Community Hall renovated. There'll be disabled access and a new kitchen fitted to name but a few. Although we have had much funding provided by LEADER, we still need to raise funds from the community. If you can donate you can find a red button at the top of this website that will link you to our "Go Fund Me" page. Otherwise, we are always interested in people wanting to help with our fundraising campaign.

We realised that many people living in rural areas feel isolated, so we have worked hard to address this issue. We have been in collaboration with the Mayo Local Link bus services, and we have been successful in bringing about two new bus routes into Ballyhaunis on Fridays. 

How we started out.


Ballyhaunis Community Council has been in existence since 2001. We evolved from the very successful Millennium Spire Project.

We are a Company Limited by Guarantee, at the moment we are applying for charitable status. Our organisation acts as an umbrella body for a wide range of social and community development activities undertaken by its various sub-committees.

These include:

  • Tidy Towns


  • Ballyhaunis Community Hall Renovation Project

  • New Local Link routes


  • Defibrillator Project

  • Community representation on the Abbey Partnership and Abbey Trust


  • 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. 


The following officers were elected for the 2019/2020 year:

Chairperson: Mark Godfrey


Secretary: Mary Donnelly 

Treasurer: Marie Cribbin

Public relations: Sylwia Buczak, Adam Kaczmarek


Membership of the Community Council is open to everyone for a nominal fee of €5.

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Community Hall

The Community Council is refubishing the Ballyhaunis Parochial Hall as a building for the use of the community. We have received support from LEADER and from the SEAI and must also fundraise a portion of the funds for what we look forward to being an asset for the community.