The village of Ballindereen is situated in South East Galway and is bordered by the parishes of Kinvara and Clarinbridge. It is 14 miles from Galway City and 6 miles from the Co. Clare border. The parish is bounded to the west by the sea and to the north by the Kilcolgan River.
The village grew up in the centre of the parish around a small oak wood, hence the name Baile an Doir. Places of historical interest in the area include Tyrone House, St. Sourney's Well, Toreen Cross and Kilternan Church. There are beautiful beaches within easy reach, in addition to golf, fishing, nature walks, sailing and Irish music and set dancing at weekends. The website address for Ceoltoirí an Doiriín is;
Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.