Situated at the heart of the scenic Moy Valley Region of Mayo North and West Sligo, along the Wild Atlantic Way, lies the vibrant urban hub of Ballina offering an unrivalled quality of life in the West of Ireland. If you’re considering a change of pace and a move to the West, read on …
Ballina has a population of over 10,000, making it the second-largest town in Connacht, behind Castlebar.
Affordable Accommodation – find your dream home
As of January 2016, the average price of a house in Co Mayo was €122,000, versus the national average asking price of €204,000. In line with national trends, house prices in Mayo rose by an average of 6 percent in 2015, compared to the national average of 8.5 percent.
A warm welcome …
There’s a warmth and welcome awaiting you in the West, where you’ll get to know your neighbours and better still; they’ll become your friends.
A safe and vibrant night-time economy
In 2014, Ballina became the first town in Connacht to secure a Purple Flag award. This internationally recognised accreditation for towns and city centres was awarded in recognition of the town’s vibrant, varied and safe night-time economy, and became only the fifth fifth location nationally to have achieved the standard necessary for the awarding of the Flag, following Dublin City’s Creative Quarter, the towns of Ennis, Killarney and Bray.
Town centres that receive the award must score highly in wellbeing (safety and cleanliness), movement (traffic flow and public transport), broad appeal (appeal for people of all ages and interests), place (vitality and cultural stimulation), and policy envelope. It is the “gold standard” for night time destinations, and is similar to the Blue Flag given to our finest beaches and the Green Flag that flies in our most eco-friendly schools.