Killala, County Mayo, Ireland


The town of Killala and the Killala Bay situated 15 minutes north of Ballina in County Mayo. Its a very small, peaceful and beautiful spot for a stop off an a quick wander.

A Brief History

Killala has rich and interesting history which once saw the first invasion by the French in the 1798 rebellion.

More recently in 1981 the town was used for the multi million pound television series ” The Year Of The French”

In 1998 Killala celebrated the bicentenary of the French Rebellion by twinning with the commune of Chauvé in France.

Our Trip

We were on our way to Eniscrone beach for the day, but our young son had fallen asleep in the car so we decided to visit Killala to kill some time.

Killala Bay is a estuary for the River Moy and lies a perfect spot for fishing trips.

As you can see from the two pictures below its a beautiful and big bay.

the bay at killala bay
views at killala bay

Round Tower

Killala Bay centre which is very small is situated up a little hill and at the top of this hill is the tall round tower. Which many many years ago was used as a watch tower. And is now a good little attraction for this village.

round tower
round tower and the old house

Here below is a little bit of information from the tower itself

round tower info

The Village

The small Killala center is a small but very quaint little village with real old style shops like this little butchers below. Traditional newsagents and a pubs and restaurant also line this lovely street.

It had a great feel as everyone who we came across was so friendly and went out there way to say hello.

butcher at killala bay

Some Final Information

After a little wander around we headed back to the car down at the bay and took in the final views of this stunning little town.

We then even took a few minutes to read a bit about the bay and the area from these signs below.

Thanks for stopping by just a small post today but we felt this lovely little town Killala in County Mayo deserved a little write up.

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