Ballaghaderreen in Co. Roscommon

Ballaghaderreen - from the Irish 'Bealach an Doír' meaning the way of the little oak - is a busy cathedral town on the N15 national primary road. Located on the Mayo/Roscommon border, Ballaghaderreen is only 15 miles from Ireland West Airport Knock.

Ballaghaderreen is an ideal central base for a holiday in the west of Ireland as it radiates to numerous towns and villages in counties Roscommon, Mayo, Sligo and Galway.

Fishing in Ballaghaderreen

Ballaghaderreen is only a mile from the 18 mile long Lung River, a tributary of the Shannon. The Lung River has 6 major connecting lakes, which vary in size from 500 - 2000 acres. The Lung Valley is an angler's paradise, offering some of the best coarse fishing waters in Ireland with an extensive variety of fish including perch, roach, pike, brean, rudd, tench, eel and trout.

The Lung Valley is a developed stretch of fishing water with easy access, boat slip-ways, fishing stands, off the road safe parking and nature walks. There are also disabled fishing stands on the Lung River and Lough Gara lake for physically impaired anglers.

Other Visitor Attractions

Like many regions of County Roscommon, Ballaghaderreen has an abundance of visitor attractions with plenty to see and do within easy driving distance of the area.

  • Ballaghaderreen Golf Course is a 9 hole parkland course, situated approx 5km outside the town and there are a further 2 golf courses within a 20km radius

  • The Douglas Hyde Interpretative Centre is approx 10 mins drive

  • History enthusiasts can explore hill forts and ringforts, a neolithic tomb in Fairymount Hill, Aughurine Stone Circle and nearby Loughglynn House and Loughglynn Castle

Driving Distance

  • Sligo - 50 mins

  • Galway - 1.15

  • Dublin - 2 hours

  • Belfast - 3 hours