Ireland - Shannon Bars and Restaurants - Ballina - Neils Travel WebIreland - Shannon Bars and Restaurants - Ballina - Neils Travel WebShannon Towns & Bars - Ballina

Killaloe / Ballina is situated on the banks of the River Shannon, about one kilometre below Lough Derg, in a valley hemmed in by the Slieve Bernagh mountains of Clare and the Arra hills of Tipperary. It is the centre of a beautiful and historic district - a land of legend and story, endowed by nature with a beauty unsurpassed along the Shannon basin.

History - Man first settled in the area over 6,000 years ago and the megalithic tombs are a link with that prehistoric era. The many ring forts date from Celtic times; while the oratories, churches and cathedral are monuments of the early Christian and medieval periods.

Our Bit - This is as far as we could go by (hire) boat. Since our travels there has been massive investment into the section from here to Limerick. Hopefully we'll be able to do this stretch when its complete. Ballina side of the River is the logical place to moor up, but its only a walk across the bridge to Killaloe.


Galloping Hogan's

Galloping Hogan's ● Galloping Hogan's - is on the green opposite the moorings by the bridge. The pub is part of the original railway station which closed almost 50 years ago. The pub was always fairly crowded mainly with tourists using the bar and the attached restaurant. The food was excellent a pretty good seafood chowder) with a large menu (disguised as a old newspaper detailing the Titanic disaster for some unknown reason).
The service was fast and friendly with the staff warning us when last orders were due so that we could get another round in. As we were here for two nights the pub was obviously a favourite of ours. Plenty of outside seating if the weather is good.

June 2001

Other Pubs / Restaurants in Ballina

I have not yet visited these pubs, and therefore any comments have been taken from the web, and are not by me.
Any links below are to Adlib's Restaurants in Ireland Site.

Crotty's Bar & Eating House

Own Site Link

"Crotty's Bar & Restaurant, delicious food in one of Killaloe's most popular venues, this very central bar also offers a covered yard for summer dining."

Molly's Bar & Restaurant

Own Site Link

"Molly's Bar & Restaurant which was formerly an RIC Police Station dating back to 1829 is now renowned for its food, drinks, friendly atmosphere and lively traditional and modern music sessions."

Ballina. Tel: (061) 376632, Fax: (061) 376132

Goosers Bar and Eating House

Ballina. Tel: 061 376791

Watermans Lodge & Courtyard Restaurant

Ballina. Tel: 061 376333

The Bodhran Pub & Restaurant

Church Street. Tel: 061 376762

The Gallery Restaurant

Bury Street Ballina Co. Mayo

Brogans Bar & Restaurant

Garden Street Ballina Co. Mayo

Candle Light Grill

Belleek Castle Hotel Ballina Co. Mayo

Gaughan's Pub

O' Rahilly Street Ballina Co. Mayo

Padraic's Restaurant

Tone Street Ballina Co. Mayo

The Cherry Tree Restaurant

Lakeside Ballina Killaloe Co. Tipperary

Paddy Jordan's Bar

Station Road Ballina Co Mayo

Crockets on the Quay

Ballina Co. Mayo

Chungs At Tuilios

Pearse St Ballina Co Mayo

Gaughran's Pub

O'Rahilly St Ballina Co Mayo

Murphy Brothers Bar & Restaurant

Clare Street Ballina Co. Mayo

Comments and additional material on the bars in this area are always welcome.
I can be contacted at Neil MacPherson.
Last Updated 10th July 2007 - Neils Travel Web - Ireland - Ballina - Pubs