Guidebook for Ballina

Brian & Michelle
Brian & Michelle
Guidebook for Ballina

Food Scene

Larkin's Bar is a must for tradition music and great food. A must visit.
11 locals recommend
Garrykennedy
11 locals recommend
Larkin's Bar is a must for tradition music and great food. A must visit.
Really good food, family friendly and value for money. We enjoyed an early Saturday night dinner, good choice of tapas starters and main courses of salmon and chicken were cooked beautifully with nice selection of sides.
AnnaCarriga Holiday Resort
Really good food, family friendly and value for money. We enjoyed an early Saturday night dinner, good choice of tapas starters and main courses of salmon and chicken were cooked beautifully with nice selection of sides.
One of our favourites in the Killaloe / Ballina area. Rustic bar and excellent restaurant tucked up in the East Clare hills above Lough Derg. Beautiful, quiet spot where you can enjoy a drink or meal outside and enjoy panoramic view of the surrounding country side. While the weather is not so kind, lovely cosy bar with open fire to enjoy a few pints and the craic.
10 locals recommend
The Pipers Inn Bar & Restaurant
10 locals recommend
One of our favourites in the Killaloe / Ballina area. Rustic bar and excellent restaurant tucked up in the East Clare hills above Lough Derg. Beautiful, quiet spot where you can enjoy a drink or meal outside and enjoy panoramic view of the surrounding country side. While the weather is not so kind, lovely cosy bar with open fire to enjoy a few pints and the craic.
Guaranteed a good breakfast and warm welcome in Wood Brothers. And, if you are a rugby fan, you might even get to chat with owner Keith Wood, Irish & British Lions legend and BBC Sports commentator.
7 locals recommend
Wood & Bell
7 locals recommend
Guaranteed a good breakfast and warm welcome in Wood Brothers. And, if you are a rugby fan, you might even get to chat with owner Keith Wood, Irish & British Lions legend and BBC Sports commentator.
Laura's food and baking is just amazing. She catered a summer party in our house and our friends talk about the food she served. Coffee shop is small and cosy with a great selection of savouries (sausage roll is my favourite) and salads. If you are an apple pie lover, Laura's is not be missed.
7 locals recommend
The Wooden Spoon
7 locals recommend
Laura's food and baking is just amazing. She catered a summer party in our house and our friends talk about the food she served. Coffee shop is small and cosy with a great selection of savouries (sausage roll is my favourite) and salads. If you are an apple pie lover, Laura's is not be missed.

Drinks & Nightlife

Larkin's is a must visit when staying in Killaloe / Ballina. About 15 mins drive from the house, this is one of the best country pubs and traditional music venues you are going to come across. And the bonus, the bar food is fantastic.
8 locals recommend
Larkins
8 locals recommend
Larkin's is a must visit when staying in Killaloe / Ballina. About 15 mins drive from the house, this is one of the best country pubs and traditional music venues you are going to come across. And the bonus, the bar food is fantastic.

Getting Around

Train service to Limerick and Dublin. Check out timetable at www.irishrail.ie
Birdhill Train Station
Train service to Limerick and Dublin. Check out timetable at www.irishrail.ie