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The village of Ballina lies on the bank of Shannon and just at the Southern end of Lough Derg. While at Ballina you can take a walk on the Lough Derg way. This is not just to spend a day of relaxation but this is also a way to revive lost energy that life’s stress has taken away from you. This place which is known for great pilgrimages is very close to Ballina.

This village has a number of shops worth spending your wealth. The shops are more than pleased to welcome every visitor and guest who intends to spoil themselves in a shopping spree while on a vacation. The shops are near each other giving you the excellent opportunity to discover the wise consumer in you. This also makes way for you to find out whether you have a great bargaining skill.

Summer is undoubtedly the favorite season in almost all places since it allows people to have an agreeable day outside. Spending it in Ballina is more than what other places could offer. This village becomes as vibrant as it can be during this time of year. Life turns into a colorful hue and you can feel the resident’s warmth of welcome.

Across the water you can catch a glimpse of Killaloe which is equally stunning as Ballina in terms of nature’s abundance and people’s affability. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is barely far from this village too. Reliving the past at Craggaunowen is never impossible while you are at this village. Clare Archeology Center is in close proximity to the place, thereby giving you the utmost chance to explore and discover the past. A garden like the Birr Castle Demesne is also very near this place. Experience the significant history of this castle while indulging yourself in an array of nothing but the best natural beauty of the environment. The Rock of Cashel – the stone fort - is a must place to visit as well while you at Ballina. Its merely a few distance away and certain enough, distance will not matter if taking its risk means a perfect experience. Would you let distance hinder your rarest chance to travel back to an era thousand of years ago? Absolutely no.

A number of hotels are available in this village to make your stay as hassle-free as possible. The relaxing comforts these hotels offer its guests are pleasant enough to complete your trip.

Trip to Co. Clare is an excellent getaway from all of life’s complexities. Simple yet elegant and unfussy yet thrilling... this is how you will end up describing the place.

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