Roscommon Holiday

Roscommon Ireland


Situated close to both the Mayo and Galway borders, Ballinlough sits amidst beautiful, rugged scenery and is an ideal base for a holiday in the West of Ireland.

Ballinlough town in county Roscommon, the heart of the west

Self Catering Accommodation in Ballinlough

Self catering accommodation for 7 or more is available in the area, just outside the town at a self catering bungalow.

A number of pubs can be found in Ballinlough, as well as The White House Hotel and The Stone House Restaraunt. The town is 16 km from Ireland West Airport Knock and Knock Shrine.

Ballinlough translates as 'Baile an Locha, which means 'the town of the lake' and the area is a haven for anglers, with Lake O'Flynn providing a popular fishing spot for locals and tourists alike for years. The lake, which is the source of the River Suck, is noted for brown trout fishing in particular. The town is also close to a number of other fishing lakes and golf courses. There are plentiful walkways and hiking trails through the countryside to enjoy including a series of looped walks in nearby Cloonfad.

Fishing boats at Lake O'Flynn, Ballinlough in Roscommon, Ireland

There have been a number of notable people from the area throughout history, including Michael Glavey, whom the local GAA club is named after. Michael was a tailor and athlete who lost his life during the War of Independance while fighting for the IRA. The late Lieutenant-General Dermot Earley of the Irish army was also originally from the area and played for the local GAA football team.

Lake O'Flynn, Ballinlough in Roscommon is one of the best place to go fishing in Connaught