Ballina and North Mayo
has something to offer everyone - be it Golf Breaks
, shopping or a night on the town or experiencing culinary delights and cultural sights. Get away from it all in wild North Mayo
or sample the delights if its bustling towns and villages. From the young to the old, every taste is catered for in Ballina.
What to do in Ballina??
An abundance of local amenities in Ballina and its surrounds including;
Enniscrone BlueFlag Beach; only 7 miles approx from Ballina, Enniscrone Beach is unspoilt andperfect for learning to surf, horse-riding, or simply bringing your bucket andspade along-weather permitting!
Ballina townpark; large open plan space and outdoor climbing and games equipment.
Tumble Jungle; TumbleJungle is a state of the art indoor playcentre. At 13500 sq ft, it isthe largest in the West of Ireland. With a stylishly designed cafeteriaadults can relax and take "time out" while their child is busy atplay. Enjoy wide screen TV with all the satellite channels or simply just sitand chat with friends...
Belleek Forest Heritage Trail, situated along the banks of the River Moy directlyacross from the Quay village. It is one of the largest urban forests comprising200 acres of woodlands with trees up to 300 hundered years old.Originally part of the Knox Gore estate, it is now a peaceful haven of up to 6miles of natural forest pathways, two of which run along the banks of theMoy...
National Museum of Country Life at Turlough, The award winning Museum is all aboutdiscovering the story of Irish country life between 1850 and 1950; a historywhich older visitors will remember clearly and enjoy reminiscing on. Suitablefor all ages, the Museum is a must-see attraction for everyone’s list. and itsfree!!
Foxford WoollenMills Visitor Centre, One hour selfguiding multi media presentationin French, German, Italian and Spanish as well as English andIrish. Situated on the first floor the atmosphere is welcoming, bright andtraditional seating up to 110 people at any given time. It offers a selectionof fresh home-made food, from a cup of tea or coffee, a light snack to fullmeal.
Westport House Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park has welcomed over 4 million visitorswith its range of heritage, family-fun, camping and adventure activityofferings. From small beginnings of 2,700 visitors in 1960, it has becomeone of Ireland’s best loved attractions and wasrecently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by Primary Times magazine. jewel in the crown of the West, you cannot visit Mayo without stopping in.
Fishing on the River Moy, And even if you have NO Experience of fishing, and you are a complete beginner and fishing novice, we can help you prepare for a days fishing, with our Beginner Fishing package 'Beginner Fisher Person'.
You may have no experience of holding a fishing rod, but we can help you get started. Stay with us for two nights, with full Irish breakfast each morning, receive a pre fishing consultation and preparation for your days fishing with one of Ballina's fishing experts; they will read the river tides and advise on the best fishing location to ensure you get maximum return on your day out. Enjoy a days fishing on the River Moy; day licence, fishing equipment and a packed lunch for your day. Return to comfortable surroundings of the Downhill, unwind in the leisure club's sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi and relax with a delicious evening meal in the Brosna Dining Room.
This very exclusive package is perfect for a birthday present, anniversary gift or for that person who has everything but has never had the chance to go fishing! Beginner Packages from €179pp. Click on Beginner Fishing to book your Fishing package, or contact our Fishing co-ordinator to learn more about what is available to YOU; if you would like to enhance the experience with a boat tour on the River Moy, or boat fishing on the River Moy!
Fish for salmon and trout in crystal-clear lakes and the famous River Moys or hire the services of a ghillie, (we can put you in touch with experienced ghillies) and go boat fishing for the day. Buy the Kids their forst rod and teach them how to fish!
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