The Jackie Clarke Collection | Opening hours: Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm | Free Admission


Events at the Clarke Collection

The ‘Great Famine’ exhibition is open in the Seomra of the Jackie Clarke Collection, located in the Walled Heritage Garden. Interesting insights into ‘An Górta Mór’, accompanied by primary source material from the Collection. Researched & curated by the Education Department of the JCC. 
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
Please drop in! All Welcome!

A host of children’s workshops also take place at the Jackie Clarke Collection. On Tuesday July 10th, children can enjoy the Junior Historian workshops from 12pm-1pm or 2pm-3pm, and on Thursday children have a choice between Lights, Camera, Action taking place from 10.30am to 11.30am or the Salmon of Knowledge workshop taking place from 11am-12pm and again from 3pm-4pm. Please note that all children’s workshops must be pre-booked through the Ballina Salmon Festival office on 096- 80095 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note some fees apply.

The famous Salmon Festival Heritage Day takes place on July 11th  with traditional children’s games, ‘Chalk It Down’ chalk pavement competition, Birds of Prey at 2pm, The Great Famine exhibition in the Seomra, a special exhibition on Irish Identity by visiting American interns from Villanova University, as well as tonnes of music and dance on the festival bandstand in the Jackie Clarke Collection garden.



The Jackie Clarke Collection has once again partnered with Villanova University Pennsylvania on their very successful internship programme. This summer Devin, Caitlyn, and Abby have immersed themselves in Irish culture, tradition, and history by living in Ballina and working in the Jackie Clarke Collection. The culmination of their hard work can be seen in their fabulous exhibition on Irish Identity, how it was forged, and what it means today.

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Specialist tours can be booked in advance by emailing or by phoning (096) 73508.


The Jackie Clarke Collection
Pearse Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland

T: + 353 (0)96 73508

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Entrance is located at the side of the building on Walsh Street.