Towns of Mayo
Ballinrobe —County Mayo
Ballinrobe (Baile an Roba) is situated on the River Robe at the heart of the lake district of South Mayo, within easy reach of the angling waters of Mask, Carra and Corrib.
Ballinrobe Castle (situated where the ruins of Cavalry Barracks stand today down by Bowers'Walk) was built by the de Burgos during this period. There are many other interesting places in Ballinrobe: the cornmarket; the remains of Cranmore House (1838). A genealogical service is provided by The South Mayo Family Research Centre, based in the town.
Ballinrobe has good sports facilities, including golf and a fine racecourse.