Towns of Galway
Ballinasloe —County Galway
It was inevitable that an important town like Ballinasloe should be founded by an ancient ford on the River Suck. As early as the 4th century Maine Mor held the crossing here and later St Grellan came to convert those who lived by the Suck.
Today, Ballinasloe is a prosperous and expanding town on the main Galway/Dublin route and is the main commercial/industrial centre for east Galway. It is also the main angling centre on the River Suck, which is renowned for its pike, bream, perch fishing in its more sluggish sections and trout in its tributaries. Cruising on the Grand Canal (which terminated in Ballinasloe) and River Suck is also available.