About Ballisodare Community Council

A community development group run by & for locals. Supporting activities that improve the social, environmental and economic well being of Ballisodare

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Welcome to Ballisodare (Irish: Baile Easa Dara ) ‘town of the waterfall of the oak’.

The town is situated at the mouth of the Ballisodare River  and is one of the most picturesque towns in the Northwest on the Wild  Atlantic Way. Few spots in the county have as varied and interesting a history as Ballisodare with evidence that it was a major gathering place for surrounding districts as early as the second century. Steeped in history visitors to the town can explore the remnants of our past like the old graveyard, St. Fechin’s church, the site of a Viking settlement and many more. Avena House where W.B. Yeats spent many summers visiting can be seen from the main street not far from the Sally Gardens immortalised in the poem of the same name.

Christmas Postcards

Our Christmas postcards are now on sale! We are selling our postcards as part of our fundraiser. Get yours now for only €5! 

Community Centre Facilities

The Ballisodare Community, Sports and Amenity Area was fully completed and opened in September 2020.

The modern bright facility incorporates 156 square metres of hall space, a canteen area and ample storage and parking.

The two full size community pitches, a large community pitch and a full size GAA pitch are suitable for soccer, rugby and many other activities and are complimented by spacious, clean, male and female changing and hot shower areas.

Book our Facilities

If you wish to speak to us about facility bookings you can contact David Dillion on 086 285 1099 or use the form to request a booking

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Ballisodare Heritage & History...

The town is situated at the mouth of the Ballisodare River  and is one of the most picturesque towns in the Northwest on the Wild  Atlantic Way. Few spots in the county have as varied and interesting a history as Ballisodare with evidence that it was a major gathering place for surrounding districts as early as the second century

Things to Do in Ballisodare...

There are no shortage of things to do in Ballisodare with outdoor lovers particularly well catered for. Many adventures awaits hikers, walkers, cyclists and wildlife lovers. If history is your thing, Ballisodare has it in spades with early Viking settlements (and burial sites) St Fechins Church and graveyard and salt pans which can trace their history back to the 1600s