At night:

Traditional music, with well-known musicians, is on offer at most of the pubs in Killala at the weekends and often on week nights too.

For the children:

Killala has a brand-new children’s playground with state-of-the-art swings and frames.

Ballina Cineplex has six screens (ring 0818 221 122 for programme times).

Ballina Swimming Pool has great junior splash sessions, with giant floating bouncy castles. (096 70506).

Tumble Jungle indoor play area, Ballina, has bouncy castles and ball pits, and a great cafe where parents can wait and watch the fun. (096 76637).

Across the bay:

A scenic half hour way:

Waterpoint indoor water park/ health suite in Enniscrone has a wonderful water slide, jacuzzi, steam rooms and saunas.
(096 36999).

Kilcullen’s Seaweed Baths in Enniscrone is the perfect place to relax by yourself or with your partner, in vast old-fashioned baths of steaming hot water filled with seaweed – followed by an ice cold shower, if you dare! (096 36238).