Things To Do
There is a wide variety of tourist attractions all within easy driving distance of Gullanes Hotel, in Ballinasloe, just 45 Minutes from Galway City
Ballinasloe, The gateway to the west of Ireland, rich in heritage and culture, offering a warm welcome and wealth of activity for visitors.
Most people know Ballinasloe for the Famous Ballinasloe October Fair, one of Europe’s oldest horsehairs. Today, over 80,000 horse lovers visit Ballinasloe during the week long festivities, pumping 3 million euro into the local economy.
During the fair, the usually quiet town of Ballinasloe, is transformed into a sea of cars, trucks, trailers, horse floats and people.
Ballinasloe is steeped in history, and has been lauded for the architectural character of its fine streetscapes. This planned layout of the town in the 19th Century consisting of wide streets, a market square, fair green, show grounds and town hall can be attributed to William Trench, who was conferred with the Earldom of Clancarty at this time.
The whole of the west of Ireland awaits you from you base here in Ballinasloe, which is perfectly located for touring in all directions
Visit the Historic Site of Clonmacnoise, located outside the picturesque town of Shannon bridge along the River Shannon. Visit the Medieval town of Athlone and take a Viking Boat on the river Shannon or If it is Golf you want, Visit Ballinasloe Golf Course or one of the other many golf clubs on our doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice.Ballinasloe Lives up to its equestrian heritage and offers a choice of horse and pony riding facilities.
Ballinasloe has also proven to be traditionally popular with anglers, with the River Suck renowned as one of Ireland’s most productive coarse fishing rivers. Lough Acalla a Rainbow trout Fishery near kilconnell proves popular with local enthusiasts. Shooting Holidays also attract many repeat tourists
Using Ballinasloe as your base you can enjoy and take part in many family activities, Day Trips, Golf & Equestrian Pursuits.