Believe in Ballinrobe

Believe in Ballinrobe is a movement which aims to improve and enhance the town for the benefit of everyone, through volunteering, advocacy and supporting community initiatives.

What is it?

Believe in Ballinrobe or #BelieveInBallinrobe, is not a physical entity, it does not have a committee, chairperson, or secretary. It is a mindset: believing in all that Ballinrobe has to offer already, and working on how to harness that to help realise its full potential.

#BelieveInBallinrobe pairs people's passions and skill sets to community initiatives and organisations in order to create beneficial projects and events to enhance the overall liveability and tourism draw of the area.

Book your place for the Santa Experience on December 3rd in the Town Hall:

Entry fee is 5 euro per child.

Please use the form below to book your Santa Experience this year! 

** NEW:  Sensory Visit Experience available this year for Children and their families with Special Needs

Please message our Facebook page for more info.

Santa visits are booked in 30min time slots, please keep to your booked time slot to avoid disappointment on the day as all slots will be booked out.


Online Booking Closed!

Please ring Monica on 087 4111343 for cancellations or queries.

Get Involved

We want to hear your ideas, sign up here to be involved in an exciting Ballinrobe project.

How Can I help?

Community Groups & Clubs

Ballinrobe boasts a myriad of clubs, societies and organisations, each full of incredibly passionate people. From cycling to fishing, singing and art, and everything in between, Ballinrobe is spoiled for choice when it comes to hobbies and activities. But, what if we made sure that these groups and clubs were easier to find and what if we made sure they were better supported, meaning they could run more events for everyone to enjoy?
Believe in Ballinrobe aims to support these groups, by reaching out and providing volunteers, helping to promote events, and ensuring that the community knows about what it is they offer. 

Tourism & Events

What Believe in Ballinrobe aims to do is to create a collective partnership between all of the community stakeholders in order to promote what the town, and wider area already has.
Nestled between Loughs Mask, Corrib and Carra, boasting an award-winning racecourse and championship golf course, Ballinrobe is in an enviable position in terms of attracting tourism, and holding events.
The aim is to market Ballinrobe’s many unique features and create a year-round calendar of events that is easily accessible for tourists and locals alike, and to show just how great our town really is.
For this, we need your input, the people who know the town best. Why not get involved, share your ideas, or provide some feedback on what is already being done.

We need your help

Whether you have 30 minutes per week, or month, are expert when it comes to graphic design, or you can don a hi-vis vest at an event, every little way each person gets involved can change the town for the better. 
What are you waiting for? Get involved in this movement, make new friends in the process, and create a Ballinrobe we can all be proud of. 

Contact Us

We want your input and ideas! Get in touch and get involved!

Spirit of Ballinrobe Awards 2019

Proudly sponsored by J.J. Burke Car Sales Ballinrobe

The Spirit of Ballinrobe Awards have been created to recognise individuals, organisation, clubs and businesses that make a big impact on the community of Ballinrobe recognising spirit, kindness, innovation and business acumen. There are seven categories which cover a wide range of people and we are inviting nominations within each category which will be judged by an impartial panel of judges.

Who can win an award?

There are seven categories which cover a wide range of people, and we are inviting nominations within each category which will be judged by an impartial panel of judges.

There will be an awards night on Friday November 8th taking place in the Valkenburg, Ballinrobe and you are invited to come and celebrate with us and see who picks up their well deserved award in the below categories.

Adult Award

We want to recognise and celebrate the overall impact of an individual who demonstrates an outstanding contribution to the community of Ballinrobe.

This is shown through volunteering or working with a club, organisation or business, and contributing to the success of these initiatives, projects and  teams.

Young Person Award

We want to celebrate the youth of Ballinrobe by recognising a child up to the age of 18 years old who has demonstrated an outstanding act of bravery, exceptional achievement in sport, music, arts or education, charitable activity or family/ public support in overcoming adversity.


Community Group Award

A club, organisation or group who enhance the local areas of Ballinrobe by conserving, protecting, promoting or creating Arts, Culture and Heritage of the local community through collective creative activities

Sports Club Award

Sport club, fitness, activity group or individual sport person that has made outstanding efforts to ensure it is safe, rewarding and inclusive environment for its participants or have an achieved outstanding success in a sporting arena giving a positive image for Ballinrobe.

Project Award

The project award is given to an initiative that was developed within the last two years impacting the community of Ballinrobe in a positive way.

Business Award

A business who has significant and sustained contribution to the community providing their time and efforts to help the community.


Unsung Hero Award

How can I nominate someone?

Use the nomination form below to enter details of the person or group you’d like to nominate. Any questions please email us on


Finalists will be announced and contacted shortly.

  • We welcome self-nomination or a third-party nomination.
  • All entries must be submitted in the online nomination form or on the nomination
    form available at JJ Burke Car Sales.
  • Every nomination will be reviewed by the panel of judges with 5 finalists selected within each category.
  • The group/ club/ organisation must be established for more than a year.
  • Nominations close on Friday 25th October.
  • 5 Finalists in each category will be announced on 1st November  
  • Winners will be announced at a formal awards  night on the 8th November at the The Valk, Ballinrobe with entertainment on the night.
  • You can nominate as many times as you wish.
  • Judge’s decision is final