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Ballinasloe Mart was established in 1958 as a Co-operative Mart with approximately 600 shareholders, with the aim of providing a viable market place for local farmers. Today we are proud to say we have grown to be an important livestock mart for the wider region of East Galway, South Roscommon, extending into parts of Westmeath, Offaly, Tipperary and beyond. We continually strive to improve our service to ensure our customers have the best market place to sell and buy livestock in terms of price, quality and choice.
Office Openning Hours
MONDAY - SATURDAY
10 AM - 5:30 PM
Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine - http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/
The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) - http://www.icos.ie/
The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) - http://www.icbf.com/
The agriculture and food development authority - http://www.teagasc.ie/
The Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers' Association - http://icsaireland.ie/
The Irish Belgian Blue Cattle Breeding Society - http://www.ibbcs.com/
The Irish Charolais Cattle Society - http://www.charolais.ie/
The Irish Simmental Cattle Society - http://www.irishsimmental.com/site/
The Irish Limousine Cattle Society - http://www.irishlimousin.com/
The Irish Blonde Cattle Society - http://www.irishblonde.com/
Irish Sheep Societies - http://www.sheep.ie/aboutus/links.php
Connemara Pony Breeders Society (CPBS) - http://www.cpbs.ie/
Ballinasloe, Beal Atha na Sluaighe, is the most important centre in the eastern part of county Galway. The town is one of the principle gateways to the west with its strategic location on the N6 route. It provides many important functions, such as healthcare, education, and recreational, but for us, the most important, is its prominent role as a market town for the agricultural hinterland.
The town occupies a strategic location on the N6 route linking Dublin and Galway and is one of the principle gateways to the west. It is the largest urban area in County Galway after Galway City. The town is situated approximately 30.5km (19miles) west of Athlone and 67.5km (42miles) east of Galway. There is an existing railway station to the northwest of the town, which links the town by rail to Galway City, Athlone and Dublin. The county border with Roscommon lies just under 2km from the town centre (at its closest point) with some development in the eastern environs of the town lying within County Roscommon.
Every October, Ballinasloe is host to one of Europe's oldest and largest Horse Fairs, dating back to the 1700's. This annual event attracts up to 100,000 visitors from all over the world, with many returning to the town year after year. This festival is one of the most important social and economic events in the life of the town. The town is also renowned for horse and pony riding, show jumping and other equestrian activities which take place throughout the year.