Congrats Balla NS! Mayo Thrills

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Have you seen the fantastic song written by the teachers and pupils in Balla NS?  

It’s bringing great excitement and fun to the parish community and worldwide this week! Super stuff! It will feature on RTE News on Friday 16th at 6 pm.

Well done to Mrs Egan and all the staff and children.

Catch it here

First Day @ Balla NS

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Kathy Lyons visited Balla NS on the first day of school and took some lovely pictures of the new Junior Infants.  See the spread in this week’s Connaught Telegraph here!

Rath Dé ar na páistí seo, a múinteoirí agus
a gclanna i gcónaí!

Childcare Development!

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Fully resourced childcare facilities have been identified as a critical need within our community.  

We have a top-class national school and an excellent secondary school in Balla.  We also have a small preschool operating very successfully in Balla but accommodation has been limited to 22 children and it is estimated that demand will be significantly higher than this over the next few years.

The Management Committee of Balla CRD decided that ‘state of the art’ childcare facilities would be available in  Balla Community Resource Centre from this September to accommodate up to 60 children in playschool and they are also very committed to the re-establishment of the after-school care facility.

We are really excited about this expansion and we know it will be of immense benefit to the town of Balla and the wider community for many years to come.

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Childcare Facility Expands!

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Re-launching (Mini-Mi’s)
in a new and exciting community centre childcare development
in Balla Community Centre
September 2016.

A purpose built early years centre
which will accommodate 60 children.

Services provided include:

2.5-3 yrs (New ECCE programme)

4-5 yrs (Existing programme)

Afterschool (Junior infants-6th class)

All of the above services are also part of
the community childcare
subvention programme
which may entitle you
to a discount on your fees.

For more information contact Tricia on 087-9535102


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school holidays

As our national schools close for the summer holidays
we hope everyone has a pleasant and safe holiday.

Neven Maguire Cookery Demo Mar 30th

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The Balla Food Fair takes place in Balla Secondary School on Wednesday 30th March @ 6pm

A free shuttle bus will be available from car parks in Balla as no cars are allowed on site due to limited parking facilities

Cheese and Wine reception from 6  to 7.45pm.  The Food Fair is part of the Neven Maguire Cookery Demonstration.


New Principal in Balla NS

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We are delighted to welcome Ms Alma Egan,

currently Principal of Cloonliffen NS, Ballinrobe

as our new Principal in Balla NS, beginning April 4th 2016.

First Communion in Belcarra

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First Communion in Belcarra

Congratulations to all their children, their families and their teacher, Miss Nestor

First Penance

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The Sacrament of First Confession was celebrated this week

St Anne’s Church, Belcarra on Tuesday, March 10th @ 7.30 p.m.


St Cronan’s Church, Balla on Thursday, March 12th @ 7.30 p.m.

Dates for First Penance

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First Penance


The Sacrament of First Confession will be celebrated on the following dates

St Anne’s Church, Belcarra on March 10th @ 7.30 p.m.


St Cronan’s Church, Balla on March 12th @ 7.30 p.m.