Courthouse Hotel

Kevin Barry Street, Ballina, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ballina

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... adverse climate they have lasted remarkably well.

In thick fog and misty drizzle my humans made the steep climb to the cairn on Knocknarea. This Cairn, legend says is the burial place of Warrior Queen Maeve, who is said to have been buried standing up in all her battle dress. Archaeologists believe it is older than that, about 5000 years, but as yet it has not been excavated. This huge mound of stones is 10m high now, how high was it ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters


Today we left our big hotel rooms and headed on the road to go to Westport, Ireland. We went to Cong. We went to quiet man's bridge, where a famous movie called The Quiet Man. We tooted around and had lunch. Then we finally arrived at our B and B and got set up. We headed to the town and went shopping for a little and had a nice dinner. We went into a pub owned by Matt Molley who plays flute in the band called The ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... with Ash, Beech, Horse Chesnut and Sycamore trees. .

Nicknamed ‘Swiss Cottage’ it was designed by the same fellow who did Brighton Pavilion and it was built in 1810 or there abouts. After the last of the Butler family died it was sold to a Canadian who didn’t even visit it with the result it was used by squatters, hippies, drunks and all other down and outs and got into a very sorry state of disrepair, even horses were stabled in it for ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... even golden in the right light, however it’s a mucky brown really and extremely fine, almost like a silt. When L walked along it she found that there was quite a lot of rubbish about. There is usually a fair bit of seaweed too. Surf schools abound, but we have yet to see any surf, surfer, or, in fact, anyone in the water at all. Not even a single sole in a wet or dry suit, have we seen.

Not far from Dingle is a small pub called the South Pole ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron


... Garda. We were quietly walking along the footbath, when out raced this big vehicle at speed (and without looking). Thankfully we saw it all happening in time to stop.

The weather has been crazy - it started off fine, but cold (16), then by the time we arrived in Westport it was sunny and lovely. We had walked back to the B&B about 4.30 and thought maybe we could hear thunder. Ron came inside, and I decided ...

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This hotel, located on Kevin Barry Street, Ballina, is near Rosserk Friary, Ballina Arts Events Centre, Ballina Dolmen, and Tir Saile.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent