Ballinahinch, or Ballynahinch as it is sometimes spelled, is a village in Co Galway. It is situated close to Recess on the road from Recess to Roundstone. It also lies on the route of the former railway line from Galway city to Clifden. Ballynahinch Castle, built in the 17th century for the Martyn family, one of whose better-known members was 'Humanity Dick' founder of the RSPCA, has been used as a hotel since 1946. The Castle was originally built in about 1684 and is today well known as a high-end hotel with a focus on fly fishing for salmon. Close to Ballynahinch Lake and Billinatard Lough, other local amenities include the Connemara Shooting School and the 12 Bens mountain range.