This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ballinasloe. To help you make friends with Ballinasloe before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland, is a town with a population of approximately six thousand seven hundred people in County Galway. Galway is a well-known region in the west of Ireland; in particular, the county town Galway is a popular tourist destination and part of many roads trip along the Wild Atlantic Way route (a famous and very scenic route stretching along the west coast of Ireland). Ballinasloe is around sixty kilometres east of Galway, and it takes around forty-five minutes by car from the city of Galway. However, the closest airport is not the Galway Airport; there are no regular international flights there and the regional airport is closed for commercial traffic. Check out the airports in Kerry and Shannon for cheap international flights. There are regular bus services to Galway; from there, you can take a train to Ballinasloe.
The Irish weather is wet and mild. Frequent rain showers occur all year round. The best time to visit the region is between April and October. During this period, the average maximum temperatures range from thirteen to nineteen degrees Celsius.
Accommodations such as Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland hostels or hotels are short in supply in Ballinasloe, but you can find some hotels and holiday apartments in and nearby the town. Your hostel in Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland, is a family business and offers a bar, as well. More hotels and guesthouses is located in Athlone, which is located around twenty kilometres northwest of Ballinasloe.
Many interesting sights need a bit of flexibility and a car. For example, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site is thirty minutes' drive from Ballinasloe. This monastery from the sixth century -- located on the banks of the River Shannon -- boasts three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches, and two towers. A fifteen-minute drive from the town is Kilconnell Franciscan Friary; this Medieval friary is well preserved and it was founded in the fourteenth century. If you like sports and horse riding, check out Flowerhill Equestrian Centre.
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