The Ballina restaurant with a difference.

A warm welcome awaits you at the Merry Monk, including Bar, Restaurant, Function rooms and new adjoining accommodation, The Belfry. Our family run business is located five minutes from Ballina, Ireland’s salmon capital, and on the Wild Atlantic Way, gateway to North Mayo and its magnificent coastline. Our award winning restaurant serves the best of food, all sourced locally, including fresh vegetables and succulent lamb direct from our own farm. Our bar offers friendly, homely surroundings for a relaxing drink and hosts great traditional music sessions. Three function rooms are available for private functions or conferences.

We are also an excellent base for discovering the local attractions and exploring the region.

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Stylish and affordable accommodation in Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Our new accommodation facility, The Belfry offers comfortably furnished en-suite rooms, at reasonable rates, just next door.

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Customer Reviews

Had our meal in the monk today was absolutely fantastic great atmosphere lovely staff the can't do enough for customers would highly recommend for any family.

Lorna Maughanvia Facebook

We had a communion here on Sunday and it was wonderful. The food was delicious . The staff were so lovely and accommodating and made us feel so welcome and couldn’t do enough.

Karen Lavellevia Facebook

Great night at The Merry Monk....great food and drinks and VERY motorhome friendly...Joe and staff were the perfect hosts...We would highly recommend them.

Claire Kenny Tonervia Facebook

Chef’s Recommendations

Chicken Wings
Spicy chicken wings served with the Monk’s own grown mixed salad & BBQ dip.
Merry Monk Burger
Homemade burger dressed with lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese, pineapple served with homemade chips & salad.
Baked Cod
Freshly filleted cod baked in cream with tomato & onion served with mashed potato & the Monk’s own grown vegetables.
Toasted ciabatta bread topped with chopped fresh tomatoes and garlic & cheese.
Steak Baguette
Strips of Irish steak served in a lightly toasted baguette with mushrooms & onions served with homemade Chips & side salad & pepper souce.
Chicken Curry
A medium curry of chicken, onion, mushrooms & peppers served with rice or chips.

Award-winning Restaurant