Local Attractions


Ballinrobe is a beautiful town in the very heart of the Lake District of Lough Carra, Lough Mask and Lough Corrib, a superb expanse of lakes ideal for those of us who enjoy fishing. This is a unique town in that Ballinrobe was (and is) the largest town in south Mayo. Ballinrobe was a market town, a garrison town, a post town, and contained the regions “workhouse”. The combinations of services available in Ballinrobe made it a magnet for the local rural population and a stopping off point for people who subsequently immigrated to England, Australia, and America.

There is so much to do and see when you visit Ballinrobe! The town is well known as fishing centre and its annual trout competitions attracts many angler visitors every year. When you are done exploring all that Ballinrobe has to offer there are many fine attractions through out Mayo county and neighbouring County Galway.

Of the many highlights near Ballinrobe is the nearby Ballinrobe 18 hole championship golf course. Described by Padriag Harrington as the “Finest Championship Golf Course in the west of Ireland”. If you are a golfer then you will definitely want to ensure that you get in a round on this superb course.

Other local attractions is the famous Ballinrobe Races, With a history of horse racing stretching back more than 230 years, Ballinrobe Racecourse, Ballinrobe, County Mayo has long had its finger on the pulse of the Irish racing world. Ideally situated in a natural amphitheatre, it has all you could ask for in a country racecourse: beautiful setting, lively atmosphere and the laid-back relaxed attitude that Ireland is famous for.

One of the other great local attractions in the area is Ashford Castle. For centuries Ashford Castle has overlooked the shores of Lough Corrib, as one of Ireland’s most magnificent castles and one of the most luxurious resort hotels in the world.

Ashford Castle’s long and distinguished history dates back to 1228 when the Anglo Norman de Burgos family founded it. During its time Ashford Castle has hosted Presidents and Princes, Ronald Reagan in 1985 and Prince of Wales George V in 1905. The then future King of England was so enamoured with Ashford that he extended his original stay of a few days to 3 months.

Read on below to find out more about what to do and see while staying in Ballinrobe…

For More Information on Ballinrobe Golf Course Click HERE…

For More Information on the Ballinrobe Lake District and Fishing then Click HERE…

For More On The Ballinrobe Races Then Click HERE…

For Further Information Regarding Ashford Castle Then Click HERE…

For Information on Many Other Other Local Attractions Then Go Here…

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