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Many activities take place at Youthreach Ballina outside of the classroom. They are an integral part of our approach to the holistic development of our learners and include sporting, artistic, musical, cultural, and social and leisure activities.

As well as allowing young people to develop existing or new skills, these activities help learners to discover the value of teamwork, co-operation and participation. They also provide a vehicle through which initiative and leadership skills can be cultivated.

Consequently, all learners are actively encouraged to participate on the wide range of activities on offer.


Sports encourage teamwork and social interaction and are also important in the development of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Some of the sports learners participate in include:

  • Soccer
  • Bench Ball
  • Basketball
  • Continuous Cricket
  • Dodge Ball
  • Padder Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Water Sports
  • Outdoor Pursuits


Learners are offered the opportunity to take part in a number of a day and overnight trips throughout the year. Trips give learners the opportunity to see and experience different places and to try new things. Trips also encourage co-operation, participation and friendships.

Trips have included:

  • Tours to Paris
  • Barcelona
  • Rome
  • Visits to Sligo
  • Galway
  • Dublin
  • Ceide Fields
  • Theatre trips Borad Gais Dublin
  • Town Hall Galway
  • Linen Hall Castlebar
  • Hawks Well Sligo
  • Museum Visits National Museum Country Life Turlough
  • National Famine Museum Strokestown
Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra Curricular Activities are a regular feature of life in Youthreach Ballina and have included:

  • Driving Lessons
  • First Aid Training
  • Safe Pass Training
  • Security Pass
  • Bowling