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Ballina Salmon Festival may not go ahead this year, unless more people volunteer to help

The future of Ballina’s renowned Salmon Festival is in doubt, unless more people volunteer to assist in the organisation and running of the event.

That’s according to Paul Burke, acting Chairperson of the Ballina Salmon Festival.

The festival dates back to 1964, and is one of the leading festivals in the West of Ireland, attracting over 200,000 people annually to the North Mayo capital to enjoy the event, which is worth millions of euro to the local economy.

However, Mr Burke told Midwest Radio today that this year’s festival will not go ahead unless new volunteers come on board.

A meeting will be held in the Ballina Manor Hotel on Friday 27th January at 8pm, and he’s appealing to people to come on board and assist with the running of the festival.

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