Covid test centre

  • The MacHale Park COVID-19 Test Centre, Castlebar will be closed this Sunday 30th May due to GAA fixtures.

    Service will resume on Monday from 10am-5pm daily for those who do NOT have any symptoms of COVID-19 as well as for those who are symptomatic.

  • The COVID-19 Testing Centre at McHale Park, Castlebar will not be available for Covid Testing over the May Bank Holiday weekend. 

    This news has been confirmed by the HSE Community Healthcare who be setting up a COVID-19 Testing Centre at Mayo County Clinic, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co.Mayo. Eircode: F23 XK72 for operation from Saturday May 1st to Monday May 3rd inclusive.

  • A new walk in Covid testing centre will open at the Fire Station in Castlerea from Tuesday. 

    This is a walk in Covid testing facility without the need for an appointment for anyone who feels they need a Covid test. 

    These testing centres are being set up to try and ascertain the levels of people who have Covid-19 but are a symptomatic.

    Testing will begin next Tuesday April 27th and will operate from 10am until 5.30pm for seven days. 

    Roscommon based Sinn Fein Deputy Claire Kerrane says one in five people have no symptoms of Covid and can spread the virus without knowing.

    That is why she feels it is so important that a facility like this is made available to communities.

  • The HSE is continuing with its programme of COVID-19 walk-in test centres which enable people in those communities local to the centre get a free COVID-19 test without having to make an appointment in advance.


    These test centres are an important part of the HSE’s efforts to facilitate enhanced COVID-19 testing for local communities and means that those without symptoms of COVID-19 have convenient access to COVID-19 testing. They also allow further identification and understanding of any variants of concern within communities. The HSE continues to monitor the need for asymptomatic walk-in testing centres and HSE Public Health teams across the country continue to advise on the most appropriate locations at any given time.


    A symptom free ‘walk-in, no appointment necessary’ COVID-19 Testing facility will open in The Stephenites Ground, Lord Edward Street, Carrowcushlaun West, Ballina, Co. Mayo (F26 E622) on Thursday 10th June and Friday 11th June from 11:00 a.m. – 17:00 a.m.


    *Full details of the COVID-19 walk-in test locations and the opening hours are outlined in detail below.


    According to Niamh O’Beirne, HSE National Lead for Test and Trace: “Asymptomatic testing is another tool in our tool box to stop the spread of this virus, as one in five people who have COVID-19 do not display symptoms.  These walk-in COVID-19 testing centres make it easier and quicker for people living in the areas, who don’t have symptoms of COVID-19, to get tested and ensure they are not able to spread the virus without realising it.”


    Dr. Breda Smyth, Director of Public Health West said: “Getting tested is another action people can take to reduce the spread of this disease in our communities.  We would urge people living near a walk-in test centre and who are concerned about COVID-19 to come forward for a free test.”


    You should use this free, walk-in COVID-19 testing service if you:

    • are aged 16 years and over  

    • do not have symptoms of COVID-19 but would like to be tested

    • have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last six months

    • Remember, it’s 1 test per person

    You must bring a photo ID with you and provide us with a mobile phone number so we can contact you with your test results.

    Social distancing measures will apply as people arrive for testing. If the waiting times are too long for you, you are welcome to come back on another day or time.

    Up to date information on the location and opening days and times of COVID-19 walk-in test centres is available at



    A new walk-in testing centre for Covid-19 opens in Ballina this morning, following high numbers of the virus in the Ballina electoral area in recent weeks.

    The testing will take place at the Stephenites sportsground from today until Friday this week from 11am to 5pm daily.

    The walk-in centres are open to people aged 16 or over who do NOT have symptoms of Covid-19 but would like to be tested.

    Those attending should bring photo ID, and will been to provide a mobile phone number for their test results.