A weekend of B’s

That's B's as in Ballina, Bayside and Boyle. Lucy was home for the weekend so we took a trip to Ballina just for the craic. Well no actually it was to visit Jack Fenn's Courtyard Cafe at Belleek Castle in Ballina and to have a look around the shops. I really like Jack Fenn, it's... Continue Reading →

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Ballina Fringe Festival – A Brand New Festival of Words, Art & Music for North Mayo

Summer is here and it’s festival season again.  And the good news this year is that Ballina has a brand new festival coming to town!  Ballina Fringe Festival is a fledgling week-long arts festival has been curated to run from 6-15 July alongside Ballina’s flagship Salmon Festival, now in its 54th year. Ballina and North... Continue Reading →

Brunch at Belleek Castle, Ballina

This is a well overdue blog post but it's worth the wait! Just after my birthday we went to Jack Fenn's Cafe in the Courtyard of Belleek Castle, Ballina. I've been drooling over their Instagram feed since they opened so I had to go and test it for myself. Firstly I'm very fond of Ballina... Continue Reading →

Heritage Day in Ballina

Today was Heritage Day in Ballina, Co. Mayo. This is part of the Ballina Salmon Festival which runs for the rest of the week. The town was absolutely packed and the photo above was taken at 11am! Things don't usually start that early in Ireland. There was so much to see and do and a... Continue Reading →

Ballina and back

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... Continue Reading →

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