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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Ballinasloe. The Ballinasloe hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Ballinasloe. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Ballinasloe hotels.

Ballinasloe is a town in County Galway in the Republic of Ireland. The town is situated east of Galway city, in the western part of the midlands of Ireland. Ballinasloe lies at the most southerly point of the River Suck. It is primarily a market town; however, there is also a significant manufacturing sector. The town is now principally recognised for the Great October Fair. This fair has been conducted since the early 18th century.

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Attractions Ballinasloe castle is a ruin standing on the site of an Irish earthwork castle predating the Anglo-Norman invasion. A 16th century towerhouse stands nearby. Location: In the centre of Ballinasloe.

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Attractions THE BALLINASLOE FAIR is one of Europe's oldest Horse Fairs, held on the first week of October each year. It has its origins in "The Gathering of the Hostings" dating back to the High Kings of Tara. Its formal charter was granted by King George to the Second Earl of Clancarty in 1722. The Fair continued each year and gradually evolved into a great agricultural event with the horse at its centre. Location: In the centre of Ballinasloe.

THE BALLINASLOE FAIR

Attractions Glendeer Pet Farm, Drum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath (bordering Co. Roscommon). Tel: +353 906 437 147. Glendeer Open Farm is a family run farm, the atmosphere is one of fun and enjoyment. Since its opening in 1991, the farm and family have been the subject of many TV programmes and newspaper articles, as well as receiving many awards. About 9 miles north of Ballinasloe.

Glendeer Pet Farm

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