Year of the French
Friday, 18 August 2023

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 is taking place throughout the year, the highlight being 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 Ballina’s twinning with Athis-Mons in Paris, France. 

Contact the School of History and Geography

The School of History and Geography is located in the Main Building in Room C1076
The Head of Department is Dr. David Fleming
Individual staff members can be contacted through the details on their profile pages in the staff section
Phone: +353 61 202280