Ballintubber is a small village nestled in the heart of rural County Rosommon in the west of Ireland.
Ballintubber became the principal seat of the O’Connors after the Anglo-Norman invasion at the end of the 12th century. It is first mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters in 1311 and in 1315 when the leader of the rebellious sect of the O’Connors seized the castle. Ballintubber castle is the only surviving early medieval castle of an Irish ruler.
Visitors to Ballintubber will be welcomed by outstanding natural scenery, rolling hills and green meadows surround the village on every side, the river suck flows close by and boasts some of the most spectacular walking routes in the entire county. The village itself has a beautiful 18th century Catholic Church at the heart of the community, an 18th century cemetery, old school house museum and some exceptional local bars and amenities to cater for all tastes.
Every year, Ballintubber hosts a number of events including a St Patrick's day parade which has rapidly become one of the biggest in Roscommon, regular Suck Valley walks and a community led "walk & talk" event to help counter act mental illness. In July, the village really comes alive with the annual heritage festival taking place for most of the month. During the festival, the village welcomes guests from the United States who conduct archaeological excavations on the castle and its surrounding grounds. The festival really gives the guests an insight into Ballintubber, its history and the culture of the village in bygone times.
As a testament to the commitment of the local residents to look after the village, Ballintuber is regularly shortlisted for numerous local, regional and national tidy towns awards.
We welcome all visitors to our small and beautiful village and we know you will enjoy the experience. Ballintubber is a thriving place with a great future and we hope that you too will be part of it.