Castlebar Toastmasters

Where Leaders are Made

Thanks to everyone for your support over the past year. The club is taking a break for the summer and our next meeting will place on Tuesday  8th September 2020. If you would like to attend, please send us a message via our contact form

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The Toastmasters Mission

A statement of shared values

Castlebar Toastmasters club shares the same mission as all Toastmasters clubs, clearly defined in the following mission statement: We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club’s purpose, and the organisation as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.

  • Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills?
  • Ignite your career?
  • Gain the confidence to speak up?

You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 345,000 members in over 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You’ll learn how to:

  • Formulate and express your ideas effectively
  • Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
  • Improve your one-on-one dealings with others

Don’t delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren’t born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you’ll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.

Visit our next meeting – guests are most welcome. You won’t regret it!


Castlebar Toastmasters meeting every fortnight at the Mayo Education Centre (located on the GMIT Castlebar Campus) from September to May. The meetings run from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, though we do ask that people arrive 15 minutes early. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings as guests after which they may register as full members. 

Castlebar Toastmasters will be resuming on Tuesday evening, September 9th, 2020 and then every fortnight until we break for Christmas on December 10th, after which meetings will resume on January 8th 2021*

*Meetings are provisional and subject to easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Meetings may be held online if restrictions are in place


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Bernard Joyce 

Club President 2020/2021


Castlebar Toastmasters Club is a non-profit educational organisation that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The Club held its first meeting in September 2016 and is affiliated to Toastmasters International which has a global membership of 358,000 strong, attending 16,800 clubs. 

While Toastmasters is a Global organisation, the club, based in the local community is very much at its core. Our members come form Castlebar and many of the surrounding towns and villages. We are one of four clubs in Mayo along with Westport, Ballina and an advanced club in Claremorris.

By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge. Members learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback –– and accept it. They find their path to leadership.

I hope you have the opportunity to attend one of meetings and would encourage you to come along to our next meeting as our guest. If you want to find out more, please, drop us a note through the contact for or via Twitter or Facebook, or give me a call on (094)9067080 / (087)2254698






Castlebar Toastmasters Meetup

Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills?Ignite your career?Gain the confidence to speak up?You've come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders.