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 ...

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 ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Enniscoe House - Courtyard Houses
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
In parkland and mature woods on the shores of Lough Conn, Enniscoe House was built by ancestors of the present owner, Susan Kellett, who settled here in the 1660s, and is a very special place for anglers and other visitors with a natural empathy ...

What's On

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

Market Square, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Contact: Siobhan Ward   siobhan ...

Tourist Attractions

Ceide Fields - Ballycastle County Mayo Ireland
Ceide Fields
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
The Céide Fields are the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world and is made up of field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs. The stone walled fields are are covered by a natural blanket bog and at almost 6,000 years old ar ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Stella Maris Country House Hotel
Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Built in 1853 as a coast guard regional headquarters, this fine property on the edge of the wonderfully away-from-it-all village of Ballycastle was later acquired by the Sisters of Mercy, who named it Stella Maris. It now makes a very special sma ...
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