Ballymote Travel Guide

  • A quiet country road heading into town
    A quiet country road heading into town
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  • Main Street of Ballymote, Co. Sligo
    Main Street of Ballymote, Co. Sligo
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  • Old Church and graveyard in Ballymote
    Old Church and graveyard in Ballymote
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Ballymote Things to Do

  • Eagles Flying Widlife Center

    If you happen to be a wildlife lover and happen to be in the area this is a must-do thing. Go to Eagles Flying (Ireland's largest sanctuary for birds of prey) where you can take in a free flying display at either 11 a.m. & 3 p.m daily. They last about 45 minutes per show. I also understand that if you have a larger group, they will schedule an...

  • Caves of Keash (Keshcorran)

    The Caves of Keash are located near the summit of Keshcorran, which is called a hill but is more like a mountain to the average US Midwesterner. It is located in the small farming community of Kesh, about 5km south of Ballymote on Route 295. The caves are pre-glacial, and when they were explored thoroughly in the early 1900's it was apparent they...

  • Ballymote Castle

    Ballymote Castle was begun in 1300. It is famous for the Book of Ballymote-a 14th century 500 page manuscript, and was once the strongest fortress in Connaught province (Western Ireland). Here are a few pictures of the various times I have stopped by.


Ballymote Restaurants

  • The Rock Cafe: Don't miss the homemade cakes and pies!!

    by AnnHatzimangas Written Nov 27, 2008

    The food is great! Healthy, wholesome, made with all fresh ingredients, from scratch. Wonderful place to go for a Full Irish Breakfast. The staff are very friendly, service is fast, and the cafe'/'facilities are spotless.
    The cafe is centrally located, just the right size which makes it "just like home", and weather permitting you can even eat outside on the patio!

    Caters to children too, and offers vegetarian food

    I highly recommend you drop by if you're ever in Ballymote

    Favorite Dish: My favourites (I can't just choose one!) - homemeade scones, apple tarts, banoffee, Italian Chicken, Indian Curry, and of course The Irish Breakfast. Everything is mouthwatering

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    • Trains
    • Family Travel
    • Food and Dining

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Ballymote Nightlife

  • The Hottest Spot in Town

    Doddy's is a pretty decent sized place but still gets crowded on the weekend. There's a mixed crowd in here, but it is mainly an 18-30 crowd. From talking to some of the people there it seems as though some people come down from Sligo town when they're looking for something a little different. If you're looking for the most happening place in town...

  • A little more "sporty"

    Here's a place right on main street and within a few feet of Gormley's and Doddy's. The building is old fasioned by age, not by decor. If you want to shoot some billiards or snooker, this is the place in town to do so. Mostly a younger crowd is in here usually. It also offers a jukebox, which seems to be rare in Ballymote. And it even had plenty of...

  • A little more festive

    A good and more 'hip' place located roughly on the center of Main Street that attracts a younger but still mixed crowd. It is at the jonction of Grattan Street and is within a 1/2 block of the Coach House Hotel. Casual

  • A DIVE in a town full of them :)

    Another one of those places that aren't pretty to look at but you will have some memorable times drinking and getting to know the locals.Excuse the picture. It was getting late and we were drinking like fish that night. As you can see, I was hanging on for dear life, and the photographer in this shot wasn't any more sober.

  • A good spacious pub that also serves...

    Donagh A. Tighe, right down the street from Scully's. This has always been a good place to hang out for a while and have a few drinks and can always be relied on to serve up some decent pub grub. The last time I was there someone in my family ordered an Irish coffee. After the bartender said he didn't have creme handy, a very drunk local called him...

  • Great for meeting with locals

    On my last visit to Scully's I got a pretty interesting surprise. My family and I were having a few drinks and having a good time with some of the locals. From the onset when we walked in we clearly looked like out-of-towners but the locals grew curious of us-probably because seeing tourists in town is more rare than in other parts of Ireland. It...


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    Market Day Thursdays

    by happyhourkid Updated Sep 16, 2006

    Thursday is the traditional market day in Ballymote. On this day, local business owners set up stalls selling their specialties. You can purchase anything from flowers, fresh vegetables, clothing, hats, and much more.

    There is also a livestock auction, in case you've never seen one and would like to check that out.

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