Tourism & Entertainment
Every July we welcome students from the United States who visit our village to undertake archaeological work on the castle. To coincide with this, we host our annual heritage festival that celebrates all the wonderful things about our village and showcases many of the bygone traditions of turf cutting, home baking and harvesting. Without doubt this is the highlight of our year with great social activities taking place throughout the month of July.
Suck Valley Walk
St Patrick's Day Parade
March 17th is a big day in Ireland and Ballintubber certainly embraces our national day of celebration. An all day parade sees the best of all local businesses, school floats, sports clubs and many other themes rolling throughout the village. In the evening there is lots of music, singing and dancing in Kennys and Garveys pubs!
The Suck Valley walk is a beautiful escape into the countryside for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. Following the route of the Suck river (one of the largest tributaries into the Shannon) , walkers will be met with exquisite sights and sounds of nature with lots of great places to site back, enjoy a picnic and take in the beautiful and un-spoilt countryside.
Ballintubber Castle is the focal point of the village and is one of the few remaining ruins of the O'Connor Don kingdom. The castle stands on the main entrance to the village from nearby Castlerea and is a site to behold. Conservation work is planned to develop the castle into a fully accessed tourist attraction.
Sport is a big part of Ballintubber with the local club being the All Ireland finalist St Croans. The local ground is Enfield which has recently being redeveloped into a state of the art ground hosting championship and league matches regularly for the St Croans men's and women's teams.
If fishing is your thing, then Ballintubber can certainly provide you with many enjoyable days on the banks of the River Suck which is rich in trout and other freshwater stock. With miles of river bank to take advantage of, you will be guaranteed to find a relaxing spot to sit back and cast your reels from.
Old School House
Sat in the heart of the village is the old school house that is over a century old and is very much still in its original furnishings. The school house is open to visitors who would like to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce over bygone years.
Ballintubber Village is proud to be at the forefront of ecological conservation and we are actively supporting our school children and local residents with developing and managing our eco gardens. This is unique for any rural village and is certainly worth visiting just to see the gardens alone!
Ballintubber boasts 2 fantastic pubs - Kennys and Garveys. Both pubs are renowned for the quality of beer, great atmosphere, music and craic! Why not enjoy a pint or 2 in these pubs to unwind after a hard day enjoying the village.