Firstly, grab a coffee 'on the go' then head down to The Tom Ruane Park and Playground on the Sligo Road, where the kids can play or you can take a stroll and sit to take in views of the famous River Moy.
Afterwards a trip to The Jackie Clarke Collection on Pearse Street which is a must for anyone visiting Ballina. The Jackie Clarke is the single most important private collection of Irish history material in public hands, comprising over 100,000 items spanning 400 years. The Collection comprises an eclectic mixture of artifacts, proclamations, posters, political cartoons, rare books etc associated with Theobald Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins, Michael Davitt and O’Donovan Rossa. It also contains, personal items from Leaders of the 1916 Rising. If your young companions are not interested in museums the beautiful Walled Garden is a great place to explore and admission is FREE.
For the afternoon why not shake off the cobwebs with either a cycle through Belleek Woods with Rachel’s Irish Adventures, or just take a stroll and explore the Belleek Fairy Trail. For those who have water-sports as a hobby why not explore the waterways of Ballina and try your hand at Stand-Up Paddling with some amazing local activity providers – Harbour SUP ‘n’ Sail, More to Life Adventures or Simply SUP?
Alternatively, if you fancy a gentle stroll explore The Ballina Bench Trail and take some time to enjoy an ice-cream along the way!
Now you have experienced the beautiful town of Ballina in North Mayo you may want to venture further afield -there’s so much to explore. This is just the starting point! The list of things to see in North Mayo is endless, from Downpatrick Head to the Céide Fields, Wild Nephin National Park and over to Erris where you will discover gems such as, Blacksod Lighthouse and the deserted islands of Inishkea. There’s something for everyone….
We are not just a great hotel, we are in a great Mayo Town! Come for the Ballina experience!