Ballina Jobs

Are you considering a job in Ballina? Ballina is an ideal location for work life balance in Mayo. It combines all the features and benefits of a large town while having easy access to the countryside and much more.

About Ballina in Mayo

Ballina is the second largest town in Mayo with an urban population of 10,409. It lies at the mouth of the River Moy near Killala Bay. It has a number of scenic attractions including the Quay area, Belleck Castle and woods, and the architecturally significant 15th century Moyne Abbey.

Ballina has many listed buildings including Georgian housing on the banks of the Moy, the Icehouse building, which has been converted into an exclusive hotel, and the former provincial bank, which now houses the Jackie Clarke Museum.

Getting to/from Ballina

The N26 is the main route into Ballina.  Railway links Ballina to Castlebar, Westport and Dublin. The international airport, Ireland West Airport Knock, is located just over 30 miles from the town.

Choosing to live in Ballina for Work:

Ballina has a good selection of retail outlets, including some national and multi-national chain stores as well as a number of smaller boutique stores. Ballina has a lively entertainment scene with plenty to choose from for music, arts, eating or drinking.

The town has a wide variety of restaurants offering a range of traditional Irish, Asian, and European cuisines. The town also has a variety of traditional and contemporary style pubs.

In terms of entertainment, locals and visitors can enjoy traditional music, a plethora of live bands or DJs of varying styles in venues throughout the town.

The average house prices in Ballina is just €170,000 (source ) compared with the national average of €305,000 (source )

Interesting Fact about Ballina

The location of Ballina on the River Moy, which is famous for salmon fishing, makes it a very popular tourist destination.

Each year, in July, the town hosts the Ballina Salmon Festival. The festival includes Heritage Day, where most of the centre of the town is closed to traffic and the streets fill with arts and craft stalls and demonstrations of transport from days gone by.

Jobs in Ballina

Jobs in Ballina can be from a variety of industries including construction, Admin, Operator Roles, HR, Technology and many more. Top national and international companies chose to base themselves here. These include Coca-Cola (formerly known as Ballina Beverages), Connacht Whiskey (Distillery), Hollister, Lionbridge Technologies and the Charles River Laboratories.

It is also an easy commute to many other key locations around being 37 minutes from Castlebar and 53 minutes drive from Sligo town. This can increase your chances of a job in Ballina.