Things to do in Ballinasloe

There’s lots to do in Ballinasloe Co. Galway with an array of interesting attractions & entertainment choices to satisfy the entire family.

Lough Boora Discovery Park

This peaceful yet uplifting park is good for the soul. You can walk or rent a solo or tandem bike to explore the 22km of trails. This is perfect day for a private peaceful saunter or for reconnecting with the whole family. Pack a picnic and enjoy the many picnic stops along the way. Allow the sights, sounds and smells of nature to rejuvenate you, and then return to the Shearwater Hotel completely refreshed.


Ten Pin bowling in Leisure World Athlone, enjoy quasar 2000 and much more.


Galway city and Athlone town are the perfect locations for some retail therapy. You can shop till you drop in Athlone Town Shopping Centre or Golden Island Shopping Centre.

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Clay Pigeon Shooting

Based in the Midlands in Killbeggan this is a great day for a group get-together. For further information or to book an event Contact Niall Kirwin 087 2746226 or 044 9323127

Fishing & Angling

Shearwater Hotel is located beside the Marina on River Suck and is very popular for coarse fishing. Boats can dock at the marina and anglers can enjoy lunch and entertainment in Shearwater Hotel’s Canal Bar & Bistro.

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Ballinasloe Golf Course is situated less than 2miles from Shearwater Hotel. Play 18 holes, four of which are water holes. This is one of the oldest golf courses with superb mature greens. All guests can avail of special discounts. Group offers available.

Bay Sports

If you love water sports this is a wonderful day out for all age groups. Bay Sports is an ISA accredited boat training and water sports centre. Learn new skills in a wide range of water based and land activities. Try WATER TRAMPOLINING, Kayaking, Powerboating and expect to have fun!

Lough Key Forest Park

Situated on the shores of Lough Key and a short drive from the Shearwater Hotel, you will enjoy a host of indoor and outdoor activities. Cycle, walk, zip line, picnic, play ball or simply sit and take it all in. Either way you will feel refreshed as this superb days outing will keep the whole family’s attention.

Glendeer Pet Farm

This award winning 12 acre open farm provides safe and exciting learning for all the family. The kids will love it.


Clonmacnoise dates back to the mid-6th century and is the most celebrated monastic site founded by St Ciaran. You will see the ruins of seven churches, round towers and much more.