Dawn’s Shannon Region Diary

Dawn Adams - Balally HouseFollow Dawn’s diary as she explains all that The Shannon Region has to offer. Due to Dawn been born and raised here, she knows all the highlight areas of which there are many to visit and explore but more importantly it is her want to not only share this to ensure her guests get the best out of their stay but to inform them of the many hidden gems. Her decision to write this diary is due to the fact you could easily spend two weeks in this one spot seeing something uniquely Irish, beautiful and spectacular every day so by breaking up this information and giving a locals perspective she hopes you will make the most out of your holiday time.
“I see so many people rushing through to see the Cliffs of Moher for example and hurrying onto the next county’s highlight that really they actually end up missing the real Ireland. You need to slow down to really see what you have come to Ireland to see. It’s the backroads, it’s the ordinary that make Ireland Ireland”

Balally House Covid-19 Protocol

Balally House Covid-19 Protocol and response plan This document has been prepared based on the evidence currently available about COVID-19 transmission (human-to-human transmission primarily via respiratory droplets from, or direct contact with, an infected person),...

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Sunset at the Cliffs of Moher

Sunset at the Cliffs of Moher

My suggestion is to view the famous Cliffs of Moher by sunset. It is only 1 hour from Balally House to the Cliffs. They are far less crowded and a great way to end your journey before flying out of Shannon. Or indeed a great way to start your journey. Fly into...

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

This is such a great day out for the whole family. It really is worth seeing especially if travelling with children. My daughter pictured above saying "hi" to the resident goat. It is a stunning recreation of 19th Century Irish life featuring over 30 buildings...

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Dysert O’Dea Heritage Walking Trail

Dysert O’Dea Heritage Walking Trail

If you want to simply stretch your legs and soak up lots of Irish history in a short walk then this is the walk for you. I recommend you bring your walking boots. It is 20 km from Balally House. It is located at the gateway to the Burren Region, 5kms south of Corofin,...

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