is one of the largest towns in County Mayo in the west of Ireland.
Ballina was founded in 1723 by Lord Tyrawley but there is no doubt
that the settlement on the banks of the Moy existed long before
the early 18th century.
The original name of the town was Belleek or in Irish, Beal Athà
an Fheà da, and today there is still a part of Ballina
called Belleek along with Belleek woods. The modern day town has
a population of 10, 000 people and is the gateway to North Mayo
and West Sligo.
a busy town full of History.
The town is
the birthplace of Mary Robinson, who became the seventh President
of Ireland on 3rd December 1990. She was the first woman President
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