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The biggest town in Mayo, Ballina is a magnet for anglers the world over, but there’s plenty for you here even if you don’t know a salmon from a sea trout. Nestled between the Ox and Nephin mountains, Ballina is a great base for exploring north Mayo and west Sligo.
Of all the wonderful river systems in Ireland, the Moy, which runs through Ballina, is one of the most productive for anglers. Ireland’s leading salmon river, it yields excellent spring salmon and grilse fishing with either fly or bait, and it also abundant sea trout.
Rosserk is a remarkably well preserved Franciscan friary dating from the 15th century that lies on the Moy estuary in Killala Bay. Tucked in off the Western Way, Rosserk is also the site of a delightful holy well, housed in a tiny chapel and surrounded by Station of the Cross.
Situated at the mouth of the River Moy overlooking Bartra Island, Moyne Abbey is among the most remarkable ecclesiastical ruins in Mayo. Consecrated as a Franciscan friary in 1462, it features a cruciform church, chapel, tower, and wonderfully-preserved cloisters, and you can also visit the sacristy, chapter house, kitchen and refectory, which has a stream flowing beneath it.
Running since 1964, the Ballina Salmon Festival has developed into the west’s leading community-based festival and a highlight of the summer season. It attracts more than 200,000 people to Ballina for an eight-day extravaganza of music, fireworks, children’s entertainment, and much more every July.
The development of the Ballina Arts Centre provides a showcase for visual artists with the creation of a visual arts space, and an expanding programme of artists' workshop and masterclasses. It is rapidly becoming one of the unmissable gallery spaces in the region, and it also supports music, cinema, theatre, dance, and youth arts.
To the west of Ballina, near the railway, lies a massive megalithic tomb known locally as the Dolmen of the Four Maols. Purists will tell you it is a kist - not a dolmen - which has had one of its four side stones removed and left lying nearby.
The award-winning Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre gives visitors a glimpse of the craftsmanship involved in the woven products that Foxford Mills sell worldwide. A self-guided multimedia tour outlines the origins of the mill in the late 1800’s and brings visitors through the working mill as it is run today.
The Humbert Memorial was dedicated on 11 May 1898 to commemorate the centenary of the French landing at Killala in support of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The monument, which features a figure of Mother Ireland, was originally sculpted in Dublin, but it has been restored locally.
Dating from 1834, the Victorian St Muredach's cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala. It overlooks the River Moy and is a fine example of the Victorian Gothic style.
Known the world over as the “Rosary Priest,” Fr. Patrick Peyton was one of Ireland's most famous priests up to his death in 1992. The Fr Peyton CSC Memorial Centre was officially opened and dedicated in 1998, and it has developed into magnet for pilgrims and visitors in the Ballina area. A place of retreat, it commemorates Fr. Peyton’s life and apostolic work.
9.5km from Ballina
This is an attractive cottage located just 12km from the picturesque town of Ballina town in County Mayo. The breathtaking panoramas of the Ox Mountains available from this holiday home make a perfect background for treasured family photos. The property has three bedrooms, a beautifully appointed kitchen, and a comfortable sitting room. Features include satellite TV, video, and a playground. Sit out on the patio and relax with a family barbecue. Or if you'd like a night out without the children, babysitting can be arranged.
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0.4km from Ballina
Take a break at this wonderful 3-star holiday home in the beautiful town of Ballina in County Mayo.
Combine beauty and luxury with a break in this comfortable two-bedroom property. The studio apartment has a stunning, fully-equipped kitchen and a comfortable living area. There is a spacious bathroom with shower, plus all the cosiness of central heating.
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1.6km from Ballina
This beautiful 4-star property is located in the beautiful Ballina area of County Mayo. It features five delightful bedrooms, four of which are upstairs. There are two showers upstairs. Downstairs, you will find another bedroom and shower. The property is comfortably heated with oil central heating. Bed linen and towels are supplied free.
0.2km from Ballina
Experience the charm of a refurbished ivy-clad house beside the renowned River Moy in the quaint town of Ballina, Co. Mayo. With three bedrooms, the house caters for four people. There are timber floors throughout, and it is centrally heated. The house is warm, extremely comfortable, and tastefully furnished. Approximately 5 minutes' walk from Ballina town centre, it features a mature enclosed garden and a patio area to the rear of the house.
1.1km from Ballina
This delightful 2 bed bungalow nestles in a tranquil setting, close to Ballina, Co. Mayo. This is an ideal location to experience all Mayo has to offer, from the buzz of Ballina and the tranquility of the lakes to the beauty of the rugged coastline.
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