Ballina Tourist Places to Visit in Ballina, Ireland, Europe
Ballina town is situated towards the North West part of the Ireland country in Mayo County, is situated at the mouth of the Moy River close to Killala Bay and surrounded by mountain region and lies at an average elevation of 7 meters (23 feet) above the sea level. Economy of the Ballina town depends on tourism, retail and transport industries and has little renowned architecture. Ballina is bounded by Enniscrone, Swinford, Strade, Tobercurry, Strandhill and Castlebar and situated at the distance of 240 kilometers from Dublin, capital of Ireland and coordinates of Ballina are 54.1167° N, 9.1667° W.
History of Ballina:
Ballina was inhabited in 15th century and settlement was established along the Moy River and Belleek Castle was constructed in 1831. Ballina was the part of Siligo County later it became the part of Mayo County and in the year 1723, Ballina was formed as a town.
What to see in Ballina?
Belleek Estate is situated at the distance of 2 kilometers from center of the town was the occupied lands from the Moy River but later destroyed for the construction of Coca-Cola’s Ballina Beverages factory but at present only few parts of the estate is open for the tourists.
Megalithic Tomb is positioned on the top of Promrose Mountain at the back of Ballina Railway Station and locally called as ‘Table of the Giants’ is one of the best site to visit in the town.
River Moy is the main attraction in the town, originates from the Ox Mountains in Sligo County and flows for 110 kilometers through Ballina, County Mayo and Swinford towns and ends at Killala Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
St Muredach’s Cathedral:
St Muredach’s Cathedral is placed at the distance of 1 kilometer from center of the town was constructed in the year 1834 in a Victorian Gothic Style is a church of Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala in Ireland.
Other Places to Visit in Ballina:
- Rosserk Friary
- Moyne Abbey
- Ballina Dolmen
- Ballina Arts Events Centre
- Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre
- Peyton C.S.C. Memorial Centre
- Humbert Memorial
Best time to visit Ballina:
Ballina faces mild humid temperate climate and average temperature ranges from 2° C to 17° C throughout the year and best time to visit Ballina is from May to September.
Accessibility to Ballina:
Ballina is situated around 40 kilometers from Ireland West Airport Knock in Charles town in Mayo County is the main airport in the county and 4th busiest airport in the country has direct flights services to London-Gatwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Eindhoven, Kaunas, Lanzarote, Liverpool, and many other cities in Europe.
Ballina has extensive road links and highways like N26, N5, R314 and R294 connects from distinct part of the country and bus services to the town is provided by Bus Eireann operator and tourists can get around the city through bus and taxi.
Ballina is served by Ballina railway station situated next to bus station has daily train connectivity to Dublin city.
Accommodation in Ballina:
Ballina is a renowned town in the country surrounded by plenty of accommodation facilities and most of the hotels in the town are located along the river Moy and from the hotels one can see the breathtaking view of surrounding landscape and hotel rooms in Ballina cost from $ 20 to $ 250 and above per day and boasts all the modern amenities. List of hotels in Ballina are as follows:
- Hotel Ballina
- Mount Falcon Estate
- Best Western Plus Ballina Manor Hotel
- The Harlequin Hotel
- Cloonlara Lodge Bed And Breakfast
- Downhill House Hotel & Eagles Leisure Centre
- The Gateway Hotel
- Ceol Na Mara Guesthouse
- Downhill Inn
- The Mayfly Hotel
- Haggart Lodge
- Ice House Hotel & Spa
- Waterfront House