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Ballina Heritage Town
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Ballina Heritage Town boasts fine examples of Georgian and Victorian architecture, fascinating visitor attractions, woodland and river walks and much more.

Founded in 1462 with its first of many Monasteries which line the banks of the River Moy, Ballina is the seat of St. Muredachs Cathedral, built in 1829. The market town is laid out in Georgian fashion and surrounds the old Georgian Military Barracks built in 1742.

The main street, Pearse Street, is a fine example of Georgian and Victorian architecture and is the main shopping district and commercial centre. The large ascendancy house of the town, Belleek Castle is a Victorian masterpiece. Home of the Knox Gore family for centuries, it is now a boutique hotel and visitor attraction surrounded by the Belleek woods and river walks.

The town is the starting point for exploring the Monasteries of the Moy; Killala and the Ceide Fields; and Foxford Woollen Mills. It is also the birthplace of Mary Robinson who has been President of Ireland, UN Commissioner, and a human rights campaigner. Her family home is on the west bank of the river and is being turned into the Mary Robinson Centre. Another attraction within the town is the Jackie Clarke Collection, located on Pearse Street.

Highlights include:
  • Pearse Street - a fine example of Georgian and Victorian architecture
  • Belleek Castle, a boutique hotel and visitor attraction
  • The Belleek woods and river walks
  • The Jackie Clarke Collection, comprising over 100,000 artefacts of Irish history

Visitor Information

Opening times vary by attraction.

Contact Details

Ballina Heritage Town,
Co. Mayo

T: +353 (0) 96 761 00
E: mayonorth@moyvalley.ie

Admission Prices 2016

Vary - check with individual visitor attractions.

 

Other Useful Information

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Ballina has numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.

SHOPPING
There are several shopping options in Ballina and surrounds.

PARKING
Car and coach parking available throughout the town.

 

Map Location

Ballina is located on the west side of County Mayo, by the County Sligo border. It is part of the Wild Atlantic Way route. 

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