“They Dared to Hope”
Welcome to the Heart of Mayo: Ballintubber Abbey
Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with history, spirituality, and the beauty of Ireland’s heartland? Look no further than Ballintubber Abbey, an enchanting sacred site nestled in the heart of Mayo. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a spiritual seeker, or a couple planning to tie the knot in a truly magical setting, Ballintubber Abbey beckons you with open arms.
Discover an 800-Year Legacy: Founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor, Ballintubber Abbey boasts a rich history that spans over eight centuries. In 2016, we celebrated our 800-year anniversary, marking nearly a millennium of spiritual significance and cultural heritage. As you step into the abbey’s hallowed halls, you’ll be transported back in time, connecting with the souls and stories of generations past.
Create Unforgettable Memories: Ballintubber Abbey welcomes tourists, visitors, and couples in search of a unique, historical, and spiritual experience. Whether you’re exploring our centuries-old abbey, marveling at the scenic beauty of Mayo and the Wild Athlantic Way, or celebrating your love in a place of timeless romance, “dare to dream in Ballintubber Abbey.”
Come and immerse yourself in history, spirituality, and the natural beauty that defines the heart of Mayo. Ballintubber Abbey is your gateway to an extraordinary Irish adventure.
Unveil the Beauty of Mayo:
Located just one mile off the main Castlebar-Galway road (N84), Ballintubber Abbey is easily accessible and serves as a perfect starting point to explore the treasures of County Mayo. Situated 11 km (7 miles) from Castlebar, 12 km (9 miles) from Ballinrobe, and 64 km (40 miles) from the vibrant city of Galway, our abbey offers you the opportunity to dive into the heart of this captivating region.
How to Find Us:
From Dublin: Begin your journey at Junction 1 on the M50, following the signs to N4, which is signposted for Sligo. At Junction 11, continue forward on N4 toward Sligo. In Longford, follow the signs for Westport (N5). As you arrive in Castlebar, take the N84 towards Cong/Galway. Ballintubber Abbey awaits you approximately 12 km from Castlebar.
From Galway: Embark on a picturesque drive as you follow the signs for Castlebar (N84). Travel through the charming towns of Shrule, Kilmaine, and Ballinrobe. After approximately 5 km (3 miles) past the village of Partry, watch for the signs pointing you towards Ballintubber Abbey on the right.