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Ashford Castle & Gardens

Ballinrobe Golf Course

Ballinrobe Races

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Bistro Dining in Ballinrobe 

Lough Corrib Cruises

Cong "The Quiet Man" Village 

Local Bike Hire 

There are a great many things to do in the area local to The Fishing Lodge, and a few examples are shown above


Ashford Castle is a 5 star hotel on the banks of Loch Corrib with the River Cong running through its grounds. Visitors are welcome to explore the gardens for a small fee and there is a separate restaurant and gift shop in the grounds, both open to non-residents


 Ballinrobe Golf Course lies just outside the town and visitors are most welcome. It is a fabulous parkland golf course, recently being voted the best in Connacht


Ballinrobe Race Course provides an opportunity for an enjoyable evening or day out at one of its regular Summer meetings, with great facilities for all the family. the 2018 Race Fixtures are as follows:

  • Friday 13th April (evening)

  • Tuesday 1st May (evening)

  • Monday 28th May (evening)

  • Tuesday 29th May (evening)

  • Tuesday 26th June (evening)

  • Monday 23rd July (evening)
  • Tuesday 24th July (evening)

  • Monday 13th August (evening)

  • Tuesday 28th August (evening)

  • Friday 21st September (day)

There a several restaurants and cafes in Ballinrobe and a variety of take away restaurants to cater for all tastes. Flannery's in the market square is recommended. And if you are self-catering, there are 3 supermarkets in Ballinrobe; Tesco, Supervalu and Centra and there are mini-markets in the local filling stations which are normally open late


A "must have" experience is to take one of the daily cruises on Lough Corrib, which depart from Lisloughrey Bay. The cruises are: (a) History Cruise, duration 1hr 15mins, boarding 10.30am (b) Island Cruise, duration 1hr 30 mins, boarding 2.30pm (c) Music Cruise, duration 1hr 30mins, boarding 5.45pm


The village of Cong is a 15 minute drive away and has become a very popular tourist attraction on the back of the 1952 movie The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Mareen O'hara. There are ample shops, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, art galleries and beautiful riverside walks to make a visit to Cong very worthwhile


There is a bike hire shop in Ballinrobe for those guests who would like to see the local scenery whilst taking some exercise. Details can be obtained from Michael


The Fishing Lodge, Innisdurra, Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland
Contact Michael Vahey on Mob 00353 (0) 87 2799550

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