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”

Walks Direct From Our Door

Walks Direct From Our Door

Shannon River Walk     Turn left out of our gate. Take the next left turn and go straight through to the park. Cross the park on the paths leading right which will take you past St Aidans National School (you will see a small playground here). Turn left through an...

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Ennis

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Ennis

13 - 21 August 2017 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar. For many, it is the culmination of months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, singers and dancers to achieve the recognition of...

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A fun night out at the Bunratty Castle Banquet

A fun night out at the Bunratty Castle Banquet

Holidays are all about experiencing something different to home this is why for my second blog I highly recommend Ireland's world famous Bunratty Castle Banquet. It is only 4km from Balally House and I recommend it as everyone that I know who has attended have really...

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Loop Head Route

Loop Head Route

Hello there, I am excited to be writing my first blog on our new Balally House website. My husband and I started this new venture in May 2015. It was a complete new chapter in our lives. We had being living in Dublin with our two year old daughter and decided to move...

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