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O'Rahilly Street, Ballina, Ireland
:+353 (0)96 70096
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Glorious Gaughan's!

I am now the superannuated man, the man I always dreamed of being, free from the drudgery of office life and smiling benignly at mediocre work colleagues. Hallelujah! One of the benefits of being retired is that I get to visit my home town of Ballina more often. That lovely town on the banks of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Raymond O
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County Dublin, Ireland
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English first
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I am now the superannuated man, the man I always dreamed of being, free from the drudgery of office life and smiling benignly at mediocre work colleagues. Hallelujah! One of the benefits of being retired is that I get to visit my home town of Ballina more often. That lovely town on the banks of the majestic Moy has suffered... More 

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Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I always head here when meeting friends for coffee in Ballina - which confuses them at first because there are so many cafes in the town. Once they've been though they understand why! The desserts are top class, so tasty. You always get a big portion (even the small is big), perfect for sharing - but you will not want... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Read great reviews in guidebooks and looked forward to lunch. Visited finally at 12 on a Saturday and found it strangely empty. Decor nostalgic but depressing as refers to it in the days of a bustling noisy pub. Gruffly told where we could and couldn't sit by owner initially. Ordered sandwiches and order taken wrongly despite being only customers taking... More 

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Killala, Ireland
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Tripped along O'Rahilly Street in Ballina and into Goughan's. I immediately felt like I had stepped into the heart of the town, an 'arts and letters club' If you may. It conjures up images of poets and artists, writers and cards, storytellers of legends. The food was fab, a good hearty home-cooked meal, but the service was unbelievable! Hearing my... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stumbled on this place today, crab Salad excellent as well as the Quiche. Really friendly staff and the service was excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have to declare my association with Eddie Gaughan - I knew him as a kid in Ballina. I left Ballina many years ago, now returning regularly, but little did I think that I would one day have such delicious food served to me by that big guy. Cooking is one my favorite hobbies - because I love good food.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

my husband and i just love this restaurant,it,s one of the highlights of our travels to county mayo. The food is homemade,crab salad is fab,also organic smoked salmon.excellent service and lovely homely surroundings.Owner edward is a great host and is can give you lots of local information.Can,t wait to get back.

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Ballina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Lovely pub for some barlunch. It has a lovely dessert menu which is worth treating yourself too. Visitors would love it here!

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Foxford, Ireland
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I've had linch here twice. Service is excellent and food is average. The interior could use a makeover

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Zeewolde, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I have been visiting Gaughan's for 26 years, so I guess I may call myself a regular now ! I must admit, I preferred Gaughan's when it still served a pint of Guinness, or two, as this was the finest in the country by a mile. Cold or "natural" a creamy soft pint was guaranteed ! Besides this, Edward's knowledge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: O'Rahilly Street, Ballina, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: :+353 (0)96 70096
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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