Famous Faces of Ballina
Near Ballina Manor Hotel
Ballina may be small town in the west of Ireland but it’s people have made a big impact across the globe. Ballina is associated and recognised as home to many powerful and influential characters near and far.
Check out the below list for some of these famous faces:
Ireland’s first female President Mary Robinson hails from the town and her childhood home is only a short distance from Ballina Manor Hotel.
A local businessman and Irish history enthusiast Jackie Clarke held Ireland’s largest collection of original artefacts which are all housed in the Jackie Clarke Collection
Ireland football manager and keen fisherman Jack Charlton adopted Ballina as a second home and is fondly remembered by the town.
An Irish aeronautical engineer and an award winning STEM advocate from Ballina, Co. Mayo Norah Patten is expected to be Ireland’s first female astronaut
Current 46th President of the United States Joe Biden has traced his ancestral roots to Ballina