About Ballyhaunis

  • A vibrant town and district in the heart of Connaught with good facilities and services
  • A welcoming and attractive environment
  • An inclusive and integrated community
  • A community that values its people of all ages
  • A community that actively shapes its own destiny

Ballyhaunis is centrally located in Connaught, At the crossroads of the N60 and N83 and a Gateway to Mayo.  Close proximity to Knock Shrine & Knock Airport and on Dublin – Westport ( and Ballina) railway line

Traditionally Ballyhaunis has been a market town set at a crossroads where there has been a codependence between the surrounding rural farming families and the town business families

Historical Setting

Steeped in pre-history / history:  Ballyhaunis has one of the highest concentrations of megalithic monuments in the West of Ireland & grew up around St Mary's Augustinian Friary, founded c.1348.   Surrounded by in excess of 50 small lakes


  • c. 4,700 living in Ballyhaunis & District
  • Estimated: 41 different nationalities
  • Estimated: 49% Irish born / 51% non-Irish born

Local Economy

  • c. 250 employed in farming ~ mainly part-time
  • Most other employment provided by local family-owned businesses
  • Most employment provided in Steel Fabrication, Food Processing & Public Service
  • Employment also provided in Transport, Furniture Manufacturing, Construction & Ancillary Services

Ballyhaunis also has a number of various clubs and organizations as you can see if you click here or on the Organisations tab.