The Mary Robinson Centre is on track to open later this year. Thanks to the considerable efforts of Mayo County Council and LPB Construction of Manulla, building works will be completed next month. The interpretation fit out phase of the project then begins, after which the Centre will be ready to open. Philanthropic fundraising for the Centre is ongoing.
The Centre’s education and outreach programme will also ramp up later this year, to include educational activities, workshops and arts events targeted at school students and Ballina’s wider community delivered with project partners NUI Galway, Mayo County Council and Ballina Green Town.
As Ballina’s sustainability movement goes from strength to strength, the Climate Action Gathering returns in November, showcasing the many green initiatives for 2022 in Ballina businesses, festivals, community groups and schools to increase Ballina’s climate resilience.
Speaking on the announcement, local Board member Barry McLoughlin said ‘Developing a partnership with NUI Galway to bring educational opportunity to the young people of Ballina is the reason I joined the Board of The Mary Robinson Centre. It gives me great pleasure to see these events in planning. I would encourage all local schools and students to participate in events at The Mary Robinson Centre, learn more about the issues addressed and how they can play a greater role in shaping a stronger, more sustainable future for our town.’
Full details of events and opportunities at The Mary Robinson Centre will be posted here on the Centre’s website and social media as they are available.