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Ballina

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Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375. Notable for its stone cathedral, the town features some well-preserved examples of both Georgian and Victorian architecture. Holidays in Ballina are increasingly popular with foodies, who go there to sample a range of fresh seafood dishes, prepared with salmon fished from the Moy. Take the guesswork out of planning a Ireland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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Ruin
Belleek Castle Museum
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Jackie Clarke Collection
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Duration: 2 hours
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Architectural Building
Rosserk Friary
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Distillery
Connacht Whiskey Company
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Ballina

Water Body
Keem Bay Dooagh
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life Castlebar
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Ceide Fields County Mayo
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Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
Eagles Flying Sligo
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Ballina

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Specialty Museum
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
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Duration: 1 hour
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Saint Mary's Well
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Outdoor Activity
Mount Falcon Estate
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Ballina

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Specialty Museum
Fr. Peyton Centre
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Ballina

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Religious Site
St. Muredach's Cathedral
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Ballina

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Golf Course
Ballina Golf Club
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Ballina

Typically housed in Georgian or Victorian buildings, accommodations in Ballina are mostly cozy inns and guesthouses. The center of town, on the western bank of the river, serves as the most popular place to stay.
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