Averil is the creator and editor of these Ballinrobe Guides and of the website www.historicalballinrobe.com. She is the author of the popular book "Ballinrobe - A Visual History" and a founder member of the Ballinrobe Archaeological and Historical Society.
With a background in both Archaeology and Fine Arts she is well placed to share her local knowledge of Ballinrobe. She is part of a network project for digitising her local communities' heritage with the National Museum of Ireland's Folklife Department at Turlough Park only a short drive from Ballinrobe.
Averil has visited many countries around the world on many occasions, including China, Peru, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Egypt, Morocco, Indonesia, S. Africa, US and Canada and enjoyed the variety of cultures she encountered.
She now invites you to experience a different aspect of Ireland by visiting the rural Western region which has its own unique culture and music. The scenery is spectacular with wonderful lakes and rivers with an abundance of local wildlife on Ballinrobe town's doorstep.
If you don't get a chance to visit Ballinrobe just yet, you can take a trip around the town with the 'Heritage Walk' on the website www.historicalballinrobe.com and plan for a future visit.
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