History and Archaeology

From the Crannog on Lake O Flynn to The Church on Kiltullagh Hill and the saga of O Sullivan Beara, Ballinlough has much to recommend to those interested in history.


Ballinlough has many sporting clubs including Michael Glaveys GAA Club, Lough Harps FC, a boxing club, two fishing clubs and a Gun Club.


Lough O’Flynn is a 300 acre rich limestone lake located in Co Roscommon just north of Ballinlough village. There are good stocks of wild and stocked brown trout averaging about 1.5 lbs with fish to 3 to 4lbs sometimes caught. Lough O’Flynn is renowned for its prolific hatches of Mayfly and some particularly good fishing […]


Cycling A twelve-kilometre cycle route circumnavigates Lake O Flynn.  This cycle takes you on minor roads in a loop around Lough O’Flynn. This cycle has a very rural feel, on noticeably quiet roads with few inhabitants. This route starts and finishes in Ballinlough. Beside Lough O’Flynn the route passes the trailhead for the Lough O’Flynn […]


Wild Goose Looped Walk This is an easy, 6.4km looped walk that takes you through the heart of a natural bogland.This walk takes you on minor roads and bog roads into the heart of this bog habitat as it traverses an attractive and diverse landscape with fine views of Lough O’Flynn, the River Suck, open […]