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Gallowglass Warrior

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The Lake & Legends Carnival is back !

Lake & Legends Carnival

Lake & Legends Carnival

Ballaghaderreen will host it’s community carnival again from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July 2017 with a  range of fun events for all the family.  From bouncy castles to the tale of the Gallowglass, African drumming to pampered pooches there’s something for everyone.

The nightly entertainment will be supplied by Irish country music star Gerry Guthrie on Friday 14 July and back by popular demand Johnny Brady on Saturday 15 July.

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For further information or to find out more about tickets

ring 094 986 2565 or

email ballaghaderreentourism@gmail.com



Ireland has been ranked in the top five countries to visit in 2015 by travel bible ‘Lonely Planet’.

If you are planning a trip to Ireland come and experience what the West has to offer. Stay in any of the numerous small towns and villages throughout the west of Ireland. Learn about their history, visit the many historical landmarks and experience the great hospitality of the local people 🙂

Ballaghaderreen is a town in northwest Roscommon famed for its magnificent cathedral, Dillon House and for its Old Military Barracks. It is close to numerous historic monuments which are all worth a visit The town is also near several lakes, the most famous being Lough Gara which is not only an anglers paradise but there are also several ancient habitations on the lake called crannógs. Crannóg’s are man-made island dwellings dating back to prehistoric Ireland! Ballaghaderreen town is in close proximity to some beautiful villages, Lisacul, Loughglynn, Gorthaganny, Monasteraden and Kilmovee. Experience the rich history of these villages and explore all they have to offer.

Location of each of the villages from Ballaghaderreen

Location of each of the villages from Ballaghaderreen

Loughglynn 12.5km
Lisacul 6.6km
Gorthaganny 15.5km
Monasteraden 7.5km
Kilmovee 9.1km

Distance from Ballaghaderreen to nearby villages

Ballaghaderreen has always been seen as the gateway to the west of Ireland as it is on the N5 from Dublin to neighboring county Mayo. It is in close proximity to Ireland West Airport Knock so the town is an ideal place for a stopover to explore what the west of Ireland has to offer with it only a short distance from the Wests major tourist areas.

Ireland West Airport Knock 20km
Galway City 90km
Wesport 70km
Sligo 65km
The Museum of Countrylife-Castlebar 45km