A glorious eyeful

From the sublime beauty of the Moy estuary to the breathtaking Dun Briste - and from the comfy-chic eateries to the salmon fishing and the occasional pop star, Ballina, Co Mayo is a treasure not to be missed.

27th October, 2019
A glorious eyeful
The Moy Estuary with the Icehouse in the foreground

Pitching itself as ‘the salmon capital of Ireland’ might not endear Ballina to those uninterested in fishing, but let’s be fair, the River Moy is renowned internationally as producing several thousand salmon to the rod every year, and if you’re into angler management then the town’s famous Ridge Pool is your favourite fish fix.

For people such as myself, who can just about tell one end of...

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