Ballinvreena has so much to offer; crossroads dancing, drama, an annual flower show, the weekly bingo and card playing.
Ballinvreena Crossroads Dancing
At the turn of the century, crossroads dancing at Corbett’s Cross, Ballinvreena was one of the main social activities of the area. Locals, both young and old, came to the dance which became their weekly meeting place.In 1972, being the first in it's kind in Ireland, Ronnie Drew and The Dubliners entertained in an open air concert which was a marvellous success.
Conscious of the return of Irish dancing to the country, Ballinvreena Community decided that the time was now right to return to its roots. Today you can still experience the magic of that traditional crossroads dancing to live music
Crossroads dancing takes place from May to September every Sunday from 8pm - 10pm. Great music, dancing, and of course tea and cake at Davy's cottage.
Kilfinane Coshlea Historical Society
A small group met in Davy’s cottage, Ballinvreena in November 1999. From there, Kilfinane Coshlea Historical Society was formed. The society a local group devoted and interested in collecting local history and cultural events to be recorded for future generations.
Ballinvreena Annual Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show 2018
A community festival, organised by the local community, is centred around the main event, a Flower, Vegetable & Cake Show. A week long festival of events and community activities, including Decorate a Cupcake Competition, Kids Tractor Run, Talent Show, Crossroad Dancing, Fancy Dress Parade, Traditional Music, Bingo, as well as bouncy castle and local stalls.
Ballinvreena Social Club
The Ballinvreena Social Club was set up after community volunteers decided to see if retired, semi retired or if people at home would just like to come and meet old and new friends for an enjoyable afternoon. Each week the club offers bingo, music, a free raffle, finished off by sandwiches, sweet pastries, tea and coffee.
Some of the activities that have taken place to date:
- Board games
- Price is right
- Art and crafts
- Day at the fun fair
- Knitting, patch work quilt and cushion to match
- Remembrance tree for the month of November
- Raising money for the Cliona Ring Foundation
- Live music
- Christmas carols from Martinstown National School
- Fruity monday
- Nail salon
- Talk from Ballyhoura Development
- Cooking pancakes
- Cinema day
- Paddy McAuffle story telling and yarns
- Decorating cup cakes, making scones
- Celebrated St. Patrick's Day with Irish stew, traditional music and Irish dancers
- Set flowers
- Easter bonnet fashion show
- Nails salon offering mini manicures
Ballinvreena is situated off the Kilfinane to Tipperary Road (L1511).
Follow the signpost for Ballinvreena Community Centre (approx 1.5km)