Ballinlough, County Roscommon

Baile an Locha

The N60, through Ballinlough Main Street

Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 53°44′30″N 8°38′01″W / 53.74167°N 8.63361°W / 53.74167; -8.63361Coordinates: 53°44′30″N 8°38′01″W / 53.74167°N 8.63361°W / 53.74167; -8.63361
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Roscommon
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballinlough (/ˌbælnˈlɒx/ BAL-in-LOKH; Irish: Baile an Locha, meaning "town of the lake") is a small town in County Roscommon, Ireland. The N60 national secondary road passes through it. The town is between Ballyhaunis and Castlerea on the Roscommon to Castlebar road.

Lake O'Flynn, which lies north of the town, is notable for brown trout fishing. The lake is also the source of the River Suck.

The town was the birthplace of Count Andrew O'Reilly of Ballinlough (1742-1832), who rose to prominence as a military commander in the service of the Austrian Empire.

Ballinlough is home to Black Donkey Brewing Ltd. Co. Roscommon's only brewery, and one of the third wave of Irish craft breweries. Black Donkey Brewing is best known for their farmhouse ale, "Sheep Stealer", so named after Roscommon's county nickname.

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