You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Ballinrobe, Lough Mask, County Mayo. It is a Detached Character Cottage.
Located two miles from Ballinrobe is this charming cottage. It has been lovingly restored and decorated yet retains an abundance of old world charm - some exposed stone walls, flag floors, a belfast sink in the kitchen and a woodburning stove - also the double bedroom leads into the family room. The area has some of the best fishing with Lough Mask and Lough Corrib nearby - fishing tackle, ghillie and boats can all be hired locally. This is Ideal as a base convenient for Galway City, the scenic beauty of Connemara or rugged Mayo and after a long day return to this welcoming cottage where a wide variety of DVD's and books are provided for your enjoyment.
Shop. Pub. Restaurant 2 miles. Beach 30 miles. Lakeside 880 yards.
GF: lounge/diner, kitchen, double. FF: kingsize double, double with single, bathroom.
Solid fuel central heating - First EUR10 of electricity is free of charge and it is meter read after this., wood burner with fuel supplied, linen and towels included, travel cot, high chair, satellite tv, video, dvd player, radio, fridge/freezer, microwave, w/machine, hairdryer, alarm clock, welcome pack, fully enclosed garden, garden furniture, bbq, private off road parking. Small pets welcome.
~ The Double bedroom on the first floor leads into the double and single room.
~ There are a large selection of DVD'S (200 Approx) and books available at the property.
~ Radio in each bedroom.
~ There is a covered sitting out / dining / smoking area in the garden.
~ The caretaker is a boating / fishing guide with boats on both Lough Mask and Lough Carra and he is happy to offer his services to visitiors.
~ There is a EUR100 security deposit required on arrival which will be returned on departure given that everything is left as found and any utility charges are paid.
Things to do in the area:
The Lakeland Tourist Office is located on New Street in Ballinrobe and offers comprehensive guides and information on activities available in the locality.
The Cottage is very close to Lough Mask which is famous for it's free fishing for wild brown trout. The World Wet Fly Championships have been held every August at Cushlough Bay on Lough Mask since the 1950s, attracting anglers from all over the world. Specimen pike, perch and eels are also in abundance. All legal methods can be used. Fishing Tackle, Boat Hire, Guides etc. are all readily available in the area.
Billy Bourke, Outdoor Pursuits, Glebe Street, Ballinrobe Tel: 094 9541262
Lakeland Tourist Office, New Street, Ballinrobe.
Pristine waters, a wealth of fish and hundreds of miles of coastline, riverbank and lakeshore just waiting to be discovered * the West of Ireland is a dream holiday destination for devotees of rod and line.
The West of Ireland has long been considered one of Europe's premier angling destinations and is home to some of the finest game, coarse and sea angling the country has to offer. Native species such as Salmon, Trout and Pike are the favoured catch and there are plenty of lightly fished waters where you can cast a line. There is also an abundance of local boat hire, tuition and guides so you'll be free to concentrate on your fishing and enjoy the incredible scenery.
Trout Fishing: The Great Western Limestone Loughs * Mask, Corrib, Carra and Conn are recognised as some of the greatest wild brown trout fisheries in the world. The limestone-rich waters encourage rapid growth and regularly produce specimen fish over 20lbs. The Loughs are all exceptional Trout fisheries and there are many smaller Trout Loughs and countless miles of river fishing for Trout in the area.
Salmon Fishing: With an annual average Salmon rod catch of around 7000 fish, the River Moy is one of the most prolific Salmon rivers in Europe. The river flows through Lough Conn to the sea at Ballina, where the famous ridge pool draws thousands of anglers every year and crowds often gather to lean over the bridge and watch in wonder at the hundreds of leaping Salmon. There are dozens more rivers to chose from, all of which offer superb Salmon fishing in spectacular countryside.
Lough Corrib also has Salmon.
Coarse Fishing: The great western limestone Loughs of Mask, Corrib, Carra and Conn offer specimen Pike fishing also Perch and Eel fishing. Head to the lakes of East Galway where the inland rivers and lakes flow into the Shannon system to find some of the best coarse fish stocks in Ireland. Pike over 20lbs are common with fish 35lbs plus possible. Roach, Rudd, Perch and Eels are plentiful in these waters.
Sea Fishing: The waters of the West of Ireland are warmed by the Gulf Stream, ensuring a longer season and an unusual variety of warm-water fish. There is excellent shore fishing to be had at numerous locations along the coast including Clew Bay, Achill Island, Killalla Bay, and the Mullet Peninsula in Mayo and around Clifden, Killary Harbour, and Gorumna Island in Galway. The deep sea fishing here is exceptional with a long list of species including Cod, Pollack, Ling, Conger Eel and Shark. In recent years Bluefin Tuna have been caught with fish weighing 500lbs possible. Deep Sea Charter boats operate at Clew Bay, Killala and Belmullet in Mayo and in Galway from Clifden, Roundstone, Spiddal, Cleggan and Galway City.
Do you need a Licence?: You do not need a licence to fish for Trout, coarse species or in the sea. Licences and Permits are only required for Salmon and Sea trout. A list of tackle shops where licences can be bought is available on: www.cfb.ie . Alternatively you can buy a licence online at: www.salmonlicences.ie
Permits for individual salmon fisheries can be obtained from fishery owners.
Historic Buildings, Museums, Gardens and Parks:
Westport House and Gardens: One of Irelands most beautiful Historic Homes. Open to the public.
Enniscoe House and Gardens: Ballina. Museum, Gardens. Open April * November 10.00am to 6.00pm weekdays, 2.00pm * 6.00pm weekends.
Tel: 096 31809
Ballintubber Abbey and The Celtic Furrow Cultural Centre: Open June *August.
'The Abbey that refused to die' 'The Celtic Furrow, through models, paintings, gardens, labyrinths, farmyards, subterrans and live exhibits will fascinate you'.
Tel: 094 90 30934 Fax: 094 90 30018
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ballintubberabbey.ie
Kylemore Abbey and Gardens: Connemara, Galway.
Exhibition Rooms, Victorian Walled Garden, Visitor Centre and Video, Restaurant and Gift Shop.
Tel: 095 41146 Fax: 095 41440
Email: email@example.com Website: www.kylemoreabbey.com
Markree Castle: 'Ireland's finest Castle of it's period' Restaurant.
Within easy reach of many attractions such as Marble Arch Caves, Parke's Castle, Lissadell, King's
House, Lough Key Forest Park, Ceide Fields, Foxford Woolen Mills, Castle Coole, Florencecourt,
Carrowmore Megalithic Remains and Strokestown House and Famine Museum.
Tel: 071 91 67800 Fax: 071 91 67840
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.markreecastle.ie
Ballynahinch Castle and Gardens: Ballinafad, Connemara. 'One of Connemara's oldest gardens'.
Hotel, Bar, Restaurant, River and Lakeside Walks.
Tel: 091 550905
Brigit's Garden: Between Moycullen and Oughterard. 'Unique Gardens and Heritage Trail'
Beautiful Themed Gardens reflecting Celtic Festivals, Nature Trails, Children's Nature Trail, Thatched Roundhouse, Ring Fort and Stone Chamber.
Tel: 091 550905
Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre: Interactive Habitats Exhibition, Nature Trail, Information Desk, Tearoom. Open 10.00am to 5.30pm Daily March to October.
Tel: 098 49888 Fax: 098 49879
Email: email@example.com Website: www.ballycroynationalpark.ie
Museum of Country Life: Castlebar. Exhibition Galleries, Guided Tours, Shop and Cafe.
Tel: 094 9031755 Fax: 094 9031628
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.museum.ie
Knock Museum: Knock Shrine Co.Mayo. Audio/Visual Presentation, Guided Tours.
Tel: 094 9388100
Email: email@example.com Websites: www.knock-shrine.ie www.museumsofmayo.com
Foxford Woolen Mills Visitor Centre: Historic Mill * Exhibitions, Shop, Restaurant.
Tel: 094 9256756 Fax: 094 9256794
The Sheep and Wool Centre: Leenane. Museum, Demonstrations, Exhibitions, Cafe, Gift Shop.
Open every day 9.00am to 6.00pm
Tel: 095 42323 Tel: 095 42231 Fax: 095 42337
Island Visits and Cruises:
Aran Islands: 'Sail in comfort and luxury to an Island Culture older than time'
Island ferries to: Inis Mor, Inis Oirr and Inis Meain.
Tel: 091 568903 Tel: 091 561767 Tel: 091 572273 (After Hours) Fax: 091 568538
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aranislandferries.com
Aran Island Flights: 'Fly to the edge of the world in less than 10 minutes'.
Tel: 091 593034 Fax: 091 593238
Email: email@example.com Website: www.aerarannislands.ie (Online bookings)
Achill Island: Largest Island off the coast of Ireland. Connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Hill walking, Blue Flag Beaches, Pubs, Restaurants.
Tel/Fax: 098 47353
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.achilltourism.com
Sea-Cruise Connemara: 'Sight Seeing Cruises on The Killary, Ireland's Only Fjord'
Luxury All-Weather Catamaran, Restaurant and Bar Onboard. No Sea-Sickness * Money Back Guarantee.
Tel: 091 566736 Fax: 091 564405 Freefone: 1800 415151
Clare Island: Stronghold of the infamous 16th Century Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley (Granuaille)
Spectacular Scenery, Granuaille's Castle, Rich Archaeological History, Blue Flag Beach, Pubs, Restaurants.
Inishturk Island: Sandy Beaches, Breathtaking scenery, Wide Variety of Sea Birds.
The Clare Island Ferry Company: Servicing Clare Island and Inishturk all year.
Tel: 098 23737 Mob: 08685 15003 Mob: 08790 04115
Email: email@example.com Website: www.clareislandferry.com
Inchagoill Island, Lough Corrib: Corrib Cruises, Cong. 'Panoramic Views of Ashford Castle and The Connemara Mountains' Daily Sailings April to October. On board Cocktail Bar.
Tel: 094 9546029 Mob: 08767 96470 * Contact Patrick.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.corribcruises.com
Family Fun and Sports:
Graune Pet Farm and Play Centre: Ballyhaunis Mayo. 'A fun day for all the family'
Open 12 noon to 6.00pm, seven days a week from May to September.
Variety of animals to view, outdoor swings, slides, football pitch and picnic areas, indoor play area and bouncy castle. Restaurant.
Tel: 094 9633980 Mob: 08638 56015
Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park: 'Fun, Education and Leisure in a Rural Setting'
Nature Trail, Outdoor Playgrounds, Indoor Play Maze, Outdoor and Indoor Picnic Areas, Aviary, Pets Corner, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Souvenirs.
Tel/Fax: 091 841580 * Contact Mary Corcoran and Family.
Email: email@example.com Website: www.turoepetfarm.com
Kiltimagh Pet Farm: 'Offers visitors the chance to relax, unwind and make a few furry little friends'. Wide variety of exotic and domestic animals, adventure playground, and lots more.
Tel: 08776 18630
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.kiltimaghpetfarm.com
Tumble Jungle Children's Indoor Playcentre: Ballina. 'Where Kids Go Wild'.
Ireland's Largest Indoor Play Centre. Open 10.00am to 7.00pm.
Tel: 096 76637
Perk's Funfair Leisureland Funworld: 'Fun for all the family'. Salthill Galway.
Dodgems, Big wheel, Train, Waltzer, Roller Coaster, Pool * 65m waterslide, Bubble Pool, Geysers, Serpent Fountain, Water Cannons, Pirate Galleon and Baby Slide.
Tel: 091 529050 Fax: 091 527777 Mob: 08766 79961
Atlantaquaria, The National Aquarium of Ireland: Salthill Galway. 'The Jewel in the Crown of Visitor Attractions to the West of Ireland'. Wide Variety of Exhibitions, Cafe, Gift Shop. Open daily from 10.00am.
Tel: 091 585100 Fax: 091 584360
Waterpoint: Enniscrone, County Sligo. 'Slip into the Blue throughout the year'.
Heated Pool, Kiddies Pool, 65m Waterslide, Adult Health Suite * Gym, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and Sauna.
Tel: 0096 36999 Fax: 096 36988
Lakeside Sport and Fitness Club: Ballinrobe. 9000 sq ft state of the art sports complex. Gym, Sauna, squash, handball, racquetball, badminton, basketball, indoor soccer, yoga, kick-boxing etc. Coaching Available.
Tel: 094 9541364
Mayo Leisure Point: Castlebar. 'Ireland's Largest Indoor Complex'.
State of the art leisure activities, entertainment, great food, beauty, health and well being all under one roof.
7 Screen Cinema, 10 Pin Bowling, Q-2000 Laser, Nokey's Adventureland, Snooker, Pool and Video, Snack Bar, Bar, Pool, Steamroom, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Gym, Beauty and Holistic Treatments. Open 7 Days a Week.
Tel: 094 9025473
Ballinrobe Golf Club: 'The finest Championship Golf course in the West of Ireland'. Idyllic 300 acre estate setting.
Tel: 094 9541118
Email: email@example.com Website: www.ballinrobegolfclub.com
Claremorris Golf Club: Founded 1927. 'Visitors always welcome.'
Tel: 094 9371527 Fax: 094 9372919
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ebookireland.com
Westport Golf Club: 'Spectacular Setting.'
Tel: 098 28262
Email: email@example.com Website: www.golfwestport.com
Castlebar Golf Club: Castlebar, County Mayo.
Tel: 094 9021649
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.castlebar.ie/clubs/golf-club/
Ballyhaunis Golf Club: Coolnaha, County Mayo.
Tel: 094 9630014
Email: email@example.com Website: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Golf Centre and Driving Range: Galway. 'Let's show you something different'.
Tuition, Golf Shop, Driving Range, T.V. and Coffee Lounge.
Tel: 091 526737 Fax: 091 528200
Claremorris Equestrian Centre: 'Cater for all standards of rider from the complete beginner to the budding international' Large Saddlery Shop.
Mob: 08725 33993
Email: email@example.com Website: www.hanleyshorses.com
Ballyjennings Trekking Centre: Ballinrobe. 'We cater for individuals, families and groups. Horses and Ponies to suit all age groups and standards.'
Tel: 08794 04689 Tel 08729 51627
Ashford Equestrian Centre: Cong. 'Set within the Estate of Ashford Castle. We ride over 3000 acres between the shores of Lough Mask and Lough Corrib'
Tel: 094 95 46507
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rideatashford.com
Ard Aoibhinn Stables: 'Explore the rustic rugged landscape of Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo' Hourly Rates, Well Schooled Horses and Ponies. Hats and Boots Available.
Tel: 094 9544009
Ballinrobe Racecourse: This popular racecourse holds meetings throughout the summer months from early May to late September. * Contact for Dates.
Tel: 094 9541811 Fax: 094 9546236
The Mayo Coastline boasts some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in Europe. There are far too many to list.
There follows a short list of Mayo 'Blue Flag' Beaches:
Bertra Beach * 12km West of Westport, Clew Bay.
Mulranny Beach * South-West of Mulranny Village, Clew Bay.
Old Head 16km West of Westport, Clew Bay.
Keel Beach - Keel Village, Achill Island.
Keem Beach * 10km West of Keel village, Achill Island.
Doogort Beach * 3km East of Doogort Village, Achill Island.
Golden Strand * 3km East of Doogort Village, Achill.
Clare Island * Adjacent to the Harbour.
Cahir Pier * Lough Mask, Freshwater, Popular Sandy Swimming spot 5km West of Ballinrobe.
Brownstown * Lough Carra, Freshwater, Sandy Beach. Popular Swimming Spot. 7km North of Ballinrobe.
There are too many walks locally to list. The following are marked formal walks in the area:
Ballinrobe Inishmaine Trail: Takes in a variety of archaeological and historical points of Interest including a Souterrain, Caves, a Ringfort, a Cornmill, an Abbey, a Sweathouse and a Hillfort. 6km/easy walking.
* Lough Mask and Lough Carra Tourist Development Association.
The Neale Heritage Trail: Takes in a variety of archaeological and historical Points of Interest. 3km/easy walking. * Mayo County Development Board.
Tel: 094 9047545 Tel: 094 9024444
Email: email@example.com Website: www.mayowalks.ie
Tourmakeady Forest Trail Nature Walk: Riverside, Waterfall, Forest.
Moore Hall Walk: Lakeside, Forest, Nature Walk.
Ireland's School of Falconry: Ashford Castle, Cong. 'Flying a hawk is the experience of a lifetime'. 'You will never forget the first time a hawk lands on your gloved hand'. Demonstrations, Tuition, All ages catered for.
Tel: 094 9546820 Mob: 08729 76092
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.falconry.ie
Bywater Kayaking: 'Explore the spectacular lakelands of Lough Mask and Lough Corrib by Kayak'. Experiences arranged to suit you. River trips.
Tel: 08722 55569
Pallas Go-Karting: Loughrea Co. Galway. 'Europe's largest karting centre'. 'With facilities that are simply the best'.
Also in the area: Pitch n Putt, Horse Museum, Clay Pigeon Shooting.
Tel: 090 9745147 Fax: 090 9745914 Mob: 08768 59482 Mob: 08713 33598
Email: Website: www.pallaskarting.com
The Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre: Carron County Clare.'Ireland's oldest Perfumery'.
Soap and Perfume making, Audiovisual, Native Herb Garden, Tearooms.
Admission Free. Open Daily
Tel: 065 email@example.com
Bike Hire: Available in Ballinrobe.
Walking .25 miles. Fishing .5 miles. Childrens Playground, Horse riding, Traditional Music 2 miles. Golf 4 miles. Walking - Hill 6 miles. Swimming Pool, Cinema 15 miles.
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