Ballina , County Mayo

The county’s largest town , and also a popular base with anglers eager to fish the waters of Lough Conn , nearby Killala Bay or the River Moy , which is famous for its salmon. The town was captured by Gen. Humbert during the 1798 Rebellion. As the Franco-Irish troops skirmished with the English on the town’s outskirts , local people lit straw to guide them in. the road is still referred to as Bothar na Sop (‘Road of the Straw’). Near he station is the Dolmen of the Four Maols , though one of the four uprights has fallen. Beneath lie four foster-brothers who murdered a local bishop , Ceallach. His brother had them killed and they were buried here.

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