The Downhill Inn

Sligo Road, Ballina, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ballina

County Clare in a Day

A travel blog entry by gouldfish


... people who recognize the name Red Mary, like I did, have obviously been spending too much time reading Irish literature... like me.
Oh yes, then we arrived at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Okay, let me paint a picture for you. This is a piece of land with a whole bunch of rocks, and a few rocks standing in a weird formation in the middle. Okay, so, basically everyone on the trip ran around taking pictures and 'OMGfacebookPROFILEpiccsss', but if you actually ...

Everything is 'Grand'

A travel blog entry by gouldfish


... and do it together. That the whole country could embrace their arms and stand up for themselves and stand united. He said that this was a moment that changed his life, and that since that moment he wanted to move to America and become a teacher. Living in Spain, he said, was a completely different atmosphere. That a disaster like that would not have brought the people of Spain together, rather torn them apart. This was my favourite moment, to hear a ...

Trail Walkin' and the Plassey Mill

A travel blog entry by djsheed


... boats dotted the river bank. We soon came upon an old ruin-like structure that I later learned is called the Plassey Mill. It is an old water mill built in 1824; all that remains is a single tower with a spiral stair-case leading the entire way up the tower. It is mostly intact, with only one step missing, but caution is still urged on all those who decide to go inside.

I didn't hesitate to climb into the tower and go up as high as ...

Actual Wedding

A travel blog entry by dial


After getting my hire suit and Diane a new dress we got all dolled up and attended Eileen and Toni's wedding on Thursday. It started at 1pm at the church after off to the reception place to a tent set up on the lawn for drinks at around 6.30pm we were all called in for tea a sit down 5 course meal then the speaches and then dancing. At around 11.30pm out came another meal for thoes ...

A New Semester, A New Start

A travel blog entry by melepua

... I have to eat up what is in my basket, I am making healthier choices rather than buying sausage rolls. It is gloriously fun!

This past weekend was an ultimate party weekend, completely pulling me out of any last bit of dumps I might have had and reminding me that I really enjoy it here. Like, a lot. My Irish housemate invited “the lads” over, which ended up being roughly the same crowd as the last extravaganza in December. It ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Sligo Road, Ballina, is near Killaloe Oratories, Killaloe Heritage Centre, and Cois na hAbhna.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews The Downhill Inn Ballina

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good