Ballinasloe developed as a crossing point on the River Suck, a tributary of the Shannon. The Irish placename — meaning the mouth of the ford of the crowds — reflects this purpose. The latter part of the name suggests the town has been a meeting place since ancient times. Every October, Ballinasloe is host to the ancient annual October Fair. Chiefly agricultural in the past, it is now focused on the horse. The Ballinasloe Fair is one of the oldest horse fairs in Europe and dates back to the 18th century. Today the ever popular fair is still held, along with a festival that attracts up to 100,000 visitors from all over the world. The town also boasts a successful summer festival called An tSúca Fiain.
Ash Lodge : Ballinasloe : Prices from €350
Holiday apartment nestled in mature manicured gardens. Adjacent to the owners residence, yet very private. Set on a farm with cattle, some horses, a sand arena and stables. Rooms are ensuite with showers. Timber flooring and ceilings throughout. Patio doors to gardens. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: + 353 (0)90 962 7341