The Downhill Inn is situated among a variety of sporting, leisure and historical attractions in Ballina, Co. Mayo
  • Sporting - Golf, Fishing, Waterpoint, Walking, Paddle & Pedal, Horse Riding, Bowling, Archery
  • Leisure - Sea weed baths, Enniscrone Beech, Belleek Woods, Kids Tumble Jungle, Cinema, Ballina Park
  • Historical - Ceide Fields, Museum of Country Life, Foxford Woollen Mills, Hennigans Heritage Farm, Mayo Heritage / Genealogy Centre, Monasteries of Mayo.
  • Religious - Knock Shrine, Fr Peyton Centre, Croagh Patrick, Ballintubber Abbey

Slainte Ireland Tours in Mayo North

Are you interested in exploring all the history that this spectacular area has to offer? Well, James Henry provides a great service as a professional failte Ireland approved tour guide.

Contact Jim on 096 73311/ 0872144483

Walking Holidays in Mayo 

Walking and outdoor enthusiasts that wish to explore the West of Ireland that boasts a uniquely desolate beauty with a vibrant cultural heritage. We offer walking breaks or tailor packages to meet your  requirements.  Please contact us with your requirements our knowledgeable and friendly guides will create a package to suit your group's needs. Our treks will allow you to discover the beautiful and varied scenery with megalithic tombs, early Christian sites and remnants that are scattered throughout this region of Ireland’s western coast.

Paddle & Pedal Atlantic Adventures

Paddle and Pedal offers Kayaking and Cycling tours in Ballina, County Mayo. It is the premier activity provider in North Mayo. Offering the best things to do in Ballina and surrounding areas. The Kayaking and biking tours take you to spectacular locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Take a guided kayak tour with a qualified kayak instructor. Ballina, County Mayo and the West of Ireland has some of the best kayak and canoeing locations in Ireland.

Choose a guided or self guided tour and experience the beauty of Belleek Forest, the historical Monasteries of the Moy or the rugged Atlantic Coastline..

There are high quality bikes for all ages. Full day and long term hire, drop off /collection and the world class scenery! For full details visit  


Horse Riding
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An ideal way to pass an afternoon, avail of riding lessons for the beginner and the more advanced. Try hacking through the
Mayo countryside. There are 3 Equesterian Centres close to Ballina:

  • Barnfield Equestrian Centre - +353 (0) 94 92 58175
  • Coolcronin Equitation Centre - +353 (0) 94 92 58110
  • Lisbeg Farm Stables - +353 (0) 96 26646

For additional information visit the Association of Irish Riding Establishments


A short 20 minute drive there is a 10 pin in door bowling alley that has 15 lanes. Each lane has an A.M.F fully computerised graphic scoring system and automatic kiddy bumpers.
For full details visit Mayo Leisure Point

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Take to the water with the latest craze - surfing. There are great surfing locations in the region including Enniscrone and  Easkey. Lessons and equipment are available in Enniscrone from Seventh Wave Surf School or 087 - 9716389 / 087 - 2333789 The Downhill Inn is an ideal Mayo Hotel for surfing breaks - some cheap rooms available too!!


Just 10km away in Enniscrone sea-side village is Waterpoint, an indoor water park. The wet area contains a kids fun pool, a 65 meter flume slide and heat suite with Sauna and Jacuzzi – it is a must for the family. For a schedule of training course and facilities see

Tumble Jungle

If the little ones are bursting with energy bring them to Ireland's largest indoor play centre. A huge array of bouncy castles, climbing frames and obstacle courses. The adults can chill-out in the café while the kids are busy playing. For opening times and prices click here.