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Ballina, Co. Mayo

Ballina (Irish: Béal an Átha - mouth of the ford) is the largest town in County Mayo. It lies at the mouth of the River Moy near Killala Bay, in the Moy valley, with the Ox Mountain range to the east and the Nephin Beg Mountains to the west.

The River Moy is famous for the quality of the salmon and trout fishing in its waters and Ballina is considered by many to be Europe's foremost Salmon angling resort. One of the best spots is in the heart of the town and is known as the Ridge Pool. There is also eighteen hole golf nearby and hunting.

Near Ballina's railway station is the dolmen of the Four Maols, three large rocks, capped by a massive boulder, a tombstone dating from the bronze age. The legend surrounding the rocks is from the early christian era. Four Foster brothers, named Maol, murdered their master Ceallach, a 6th century bishop, whose death was avenged by his own brother. The four were hanged, and supposedly buried there.

The highlight of the tourist season occurs in early July when the Ballina Street and Arts Festival takes place.

Gardens

Enniscoe House & Gardens - Crossmolina County Mayo Ireland
Enniscoe House & Gardens
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
This hospitable Georgian house on the shores of Lough Conn was built by ancestors of the present owner, Susan Kellett, who settled here in the 1660s - and it is a very special place for anglers and other visitors with a natural empathy for the un ...
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Golf

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Enniscrone Golf Club
Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Course Type: Links
Enniscrone is one of those links that you can recommend to your friends and visitors without any fear that they will come away disappointed. With rugged dunes unchanged since time began, a bracing wind, clear sky, one of the most beautiful beache ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Mount Falcon Country House Hotel & Spa
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Mount Falcon Country House Hotel offers a choice of luxury self catering suites nestled in three separate locations on the grounds of the estate, all of which are located within 120 meters of the facilities in the hotel. Both the three and fo ...
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What's On

Castlebar Farmers Market - Co Mayo
Castlebar Farmers Market - Friday 9am - 6pm

Market Square, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Contact: Siobhan Ward   siobhan ...
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Tourist Attractions

National Museum of Ireland Country Life - Turlough Park Castlebar County Mayo Ireland
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Castlebar, Co. Mayo
First opened in 2001 The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is home to the national collection of objects representing the traditional way of life in Ireland since 1850. The objects in the Irish Folklife Collections are the thing ...
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Wedding Venues

The Ice House - Wedding venue in Ballina County Mayo Ireland
The Ice House
Ballina, Co. Mayo
The Ice House comprises of 32 ultra luxury bedrooms & suites, Chill Spa with it’s Waterside Garden, Pier Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, a Cine Boardroom and the Parlour Lounge and it is all available on an exclusive minimum one day use ...
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  • Special Offers at The Ice House, Ballina

    The Ice House Hotel is a cool riverside hotel in Ballina County Mayo with a funky mix of traditional and bold contemporary styles and enjoys stunning views and has has launched a signature Wild Atlantic Way Experience special offer

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