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Visit Ballina: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Ballina

Moy River
When it comes to salmon fishing, the Moy River is Ireland’s best spot. From February to September, anglers cast their rods out across the river, which is 130 feet wide in places. During the summer, try the Ridge Pool dam south of Ballina for a fruitful day of fishing. In the estuary that flows northwards into Killala Bay, you can even reel in plenty of sea trout.
Deel River
Just southwest of Ballina you'll find the peaceful waters of Lough Conn. From March to July, however, the pace quickens in the northeast corner when returning Atlantic salmon flood the mouth of the Deel River. Whether you're into fly fishing or like to bait up, locals really love this place for both salmon and trout fishing.
River Owenmore
A half-hour drive west of Ballina, the River Owenmore runs through the town of Bangor Erris. It’s prized by fishermen as a prime fly-fishing location for salmon and trout, but there’s a strict catch-and-release law in place. At the local fishing club, you can book a guide to show you the best part of the river or boost your odds by using their fish-holding pools.
Presbyterian Church
The church was founded in 1846. The church building, or meeting house, is located in Walshe Street, directly opposite the Police Station. During the Great Famine of 1845-49 and in the subsequent decades the premises were the centre of a great relief effort, coordinated by Rev Thomas Armstrong. The building to the left of the church was formerly an orphanage attached to the congregation. The church is T-shaped, a typically Presbyterian design. The congregation meets for worship in the upper storey of the building. The ground floor, once a schoolhouse, now comprises a suite of halls.
Walshe Street
Mayo North Heritage Centre
The Mayo North Family Heritage Centre, situated on Enniscoe country estate, is dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of the region. The centre is one of North Mayo's main attractions, incorporating: * Museum displaying an impressive array of local farm and household artefacts * Family History Research Centre, designated by the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF), offering a service to people tracing their North Mayo roots * Forge and Craft Training Centre dedicated to developing skills in ancient and traditional crafts
Enniscoe, Castle Hill

Traveler Reviews & Photos

Paul
8
Very Good
Very picturesque town. Friendly people. Good shopping and lots of nice places to eat. The Everest restaurant is lovely for Indian and Nepalese food. Good value for money.
Paul
Ireland
January 1, 2018
Kieran
8
Very Good
Great town with a nice atmosphere and locally there is lots to do and see.
Kieran
Ireland
December 14, 2017
Claire
10
Exceptional
Ballina is situated near the west cost of Ireland beautiful views and coast line it is a great place to go for hiking fishing cycling and water sports and also has good restaurants and bars
Claire
Ireland
April 15, 2018
Emma
8
Very Good
Really enjoyed swimming pool and breakfast was superb, Food in restaurant wasn't great but a little expensive
Emma
Ireland
January 3, 2018
Jennifer
10
Exceptional
Ballina is full of great shops and pubs and restaurants. And ennischrone beach is just another 20 min drive from ballina town.
Jennifer
Ireland
March 15, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Ballina

Great National Hotel Ballina

8.6 Excellent

Score from 1,090 reviews

$55

Average price per night
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Ballina Manor Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,226 reviews

$74

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  • “location was great”
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Belleek Castle

9.3 Awesome

Score from 370 reviews

$130

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  • “beautiful building”
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Ice House Hotel

9 Awesome

Score from 299 reviews

$178

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  • “amazing views”
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Twin Trees Hotel & Leisure Club

8.1 Very Good

Score from 353 reviews

$52

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Mount Falcon Estate

9.1 Awesome

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$184

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  • “beautiful building”
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Downhill Inn

7.5 Good

Score from 192 reviews

$77

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We met a really nice down-to-earth couple in Ballina at the fast food! They were eating there too, about our age and were a delight to talk with!! They had children and we talked about the colleges there in Ireland and were just nice folks.

Belleck Castle needs more restoration probably. But their rooms are pretty nice. They had lavendar body scrub for us in the bathroom!

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Why do you recommend Ballina for food?

Plenty of restaurants within the town, we tried the broken jug which was good and dillons which was very good

People Are So Friendly No Problem Asking For Directions Or Places Of Intrest Everyone Says Hellow V Friendly

Amazing view from my balcony at Ice House Hotel...

Seats from Letterfrack. Guide told us about it.

lots of small boutiques

Just scenery

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