Welcome to the Black Donkey Brewery Shop
Our brewery shop was opened in August 2021 accompanying our website www.blackdonkeybeer.com and featuring all our tasty craft brews. Both the brewery shop and website launch were a direct response to the Covid pandemic of 2020/2021. With many restrictions in place for restaurants and pubs, we wanted to give our customers the option to order direct from the brewery. Now the road to actually opening a brewery shop is a story for another time. Scroll on for more information on our products, location and opening hours.
Ballinlough, Co Roscommon
Our craft brewery is located at the edge of the quaint village of Ballinlough in Co. Roscommon. The village lies between Castlerea in Co. Roscommon and Castlebar in Co. Mayo. The N60 national secondary road runs right past the brewery. With ample parking, we can accommodate large rental buses and campervan visitors.
Range of Stock
Is any gift more welcome than a gift of great beer? Our craft beer gift packs come in a range of multi packs. These hand assembled gift packs are crafted to suit any and every occasion.
The Black Donkey Brewery shop welcomes you Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.
If you arrive between these hours and the door is locked, don’t worry. Sometimes we can be busy down the back of the brewery making delicious beer. There will be a sign on the door with a number you can ring to let you in.
How to get to our Brewery Shop
There are numerous modes of transport that will get you to our brewery shop in Ballinlough. Check out the tabs below for the most suitable options.
As the N60 national secondary road passes right by the brewery, this is the best route to reach us from Mayo and Roscommon. Type our eircode F45 KN60 or Black Donkey Brewery into your Sat Nav and away you go. Trusty Google Maps will also get you here too.
It is possible to get to our brewery by bus but it may take a few changes and pit stops along the way.
In Athlone change to the Bus Eireann route 440 service going to Westport via Ballinlough.
The Local Link bus service runs from Castlerea to Ballinlough on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Black Donkey brewery is about an 8-9 minute walk from the bus stops in Ballinlough village.
The Dublin to Westport/Ballina train passes through Castlerea and Ballyhaunis. These would be the nearest towns to the brewery. From both Castlerea and Ballyhaunis, there are connecting buses or taxis. See above and below tabs for more information.
Fresh Locally Brewed Beer from Roscommon
If you happen to be passing through the beautiful county of Roscommon, you should drop into our brewery shop for a visit. We are Roscommon’s only brewery, our beers are never filtered, never pasteurised and always independent. Learn more about our unique bottle conditioned beers.
Real, handmade Irish beer from Roscommon