Ballina, County Mayo
Situated on the famous River Moy, internationally known as an exceptional salmon fishery, Ballina is Mayo's largest town. You can find lots of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs in this town also famous for its hospitality.
The annual Salmon Festival, which has become one of Ireland's major festivals, is an event that takes place in Ballina each year in July.
While staying in Ballina you will find historic attractions such as the ruins of Moyne Abbey and Rosserk Friary dating back to the 15th century. Well worth a visit too is the impressive St Muredach's Cathedral which stands on the banks of the River Moy, and is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Killala.
Ballina has a number of listed buildings including some Georgian houses on the Banks of the Moy, the Ice House building which has been converted into an exclusive hotel and the former provincial bank, which now houses the Jackie Clarke Museum.
The town of Ballina offers ample choice in shopping, eating out and entertainment. There is a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and traditional type pubs where visitors will often catch traditional Irish music, live bands or DJ's spinning some music.
Visitors to Ballina can enjoy accommodation in a wide selection of hotels in Ballina, with a great tradition in the hotels hospitality industry, where budget hotels and luxury hotels are located.
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