Ballina and back

Belleek Woods

Yesterday I went to Ballina for the day. I had to go to a couple of shops there so I tied it in with a visit to Belleek Woods. It’s a beautiful forest just outside Ballina town and along the banks of the River Moy.

I was intending to look for squirrels but I’d timed my visit with a race that was on so the squirrels weren’t hanging around for that!

Darkness into the light

After my walk in the woods I went into the town, did what I had to do in the shops. Browsed in all the charity shops…and there are a lot of them! Had a look at the farmer’s market and got a very nice piece of fruit cake. I went in to see the Jackie Clarke Collection, which is a little haven of information and tranquilty in the middle of a thriving, busy town. If you are interested in history it’s well worth checking out, I loved the vintage toy collection and the garden too.


On the way home I went along the coast road from Enniscrone to Easkey and stopped off for lunch at Pudding Row.

Easkey Surfer

Although Easkey is a small village there is always something to see. Yesterday was no different with surfers and stand-up-paddlers making the most of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Horse kisses

It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday and I’m looking forward to going back to Ballina and Easkey soon. It’s also worth stopped off at Dromore West to check out the falls, a gorgeous spot altogether. The rest of my photos from yesterday are here.

Dromore West

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

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