Ballina 2023 is collaborating with the French Embassy, Mayo County Council (Ballina Municipal District) and In Humbert’s Footsteps to commemorate the ‘Year of the French‘, which marks 200 years since the death of General Humbert, and 225 years since his landing in Killala Bay.
A series of events will take place throughout the year, culminating in a weekend of festivities from August 19-22 in Ballina. This is part of a wider programme of events between Ireland and France, our closest EU neighbours, which celebrates the long-standing friendship between the two countries,
The Year 2023 will also celebrate 30 years of their twinning with Athis-Mons in Paris, France.
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