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Ballina is a town in north County Mayo, lying at the mouth of the River Moy near Killala Bay.

The town dates from around the year 1375 when an Augustinian friary was founded.

Among Ballina’s key visitor attractions are the ruins of Moyne Abbey, and Rosserk Friary dating back to the 15th century.

The impressive St Muredach’s Cathedral stands imposingly on the banks of the River Moy since the mid-1800s.

A centenary memorial was dedicated on 11 May 1898 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French landing at Killala in support of the 1798 Irish rebellion. 

Belleek Castle was built some time later, between 1825 and 1831.

The River Moy is internationally acknowledged as an exceptional salmon fishery.

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