Ballaghaderreen is an ideal location to set up business, or home, with a life balance, of relaxation, and well being we are situated proximity 16KM from Ireland West Airport (15min by Car)
Our Town is also rich in Culture, Music, Song & Dance, During the year there are many events hosted in the surrounding areas that symbolizes this heritage. Matt Molloy the renowned fife player was born and bred in Ballaghaderreen, Michael Flately of River dance fame has also strong connections with the local area. There are regular gigs in the local pubs, Watch out for the Secret Village Festival, this concept is unique, in that its setting is located in old plots of land dating back 100years it is a celebration of culture and attracts large crowds in a controlled environment.
There is also the Secret Garden Festival which usually occurs in July or August, you can get the latest on the festival by following it on facebook – click here https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretVillageFestival/
There is also a Community Garden located behind Supervalu . They meet every Sunday from 1pm /4pm. everybody welcome. Ballaghaderreen Mens Shed is Located off the square. keep up to date on Facebook.
From a sporting point of view we have some of the best facilities in the country, with facilities to cater for Soccer, GAA, Golf, Tennis, Cricket, Cycling, & walking, Handball, Squash, Badminton, Basketball.
Each year the Town hosts the Lake &Legends Festival in July. The Town also showcases all the finest art In an exhibition with contributions from locals both young and old..
There are wonderful walk ways and cycling routes in the rolling countryside and historical Crannogs on Lough Gara some 8lkm from Town . Moygara Castle is also only 8lkm in a southern direction with a lot of relevant history.
Kilfree Rail junction is 6lkm from Ballaghaderreen and the last train went from the Station in Ballaghaderreen to this junction in 1963. Check out Ballaghaderreen to Kilfree documentary on Nationwide. You Tube.