Charlie McGettigan, singer and Eurovision Song Contest
The nearest railway to Ballyshannon is Sligo station which is served by trains to Dublin Connolly and is operated by Iarnród Éireann.
Commercial broadband is available in Ballyshannon, installed by Donegal County Council and provided by all major broadband providers.
See also List of twin towns and sister cities in Ireland
Twin towns – Sister cities
Ballyshannon is twinned with:
- Local Gaelic Athletic Association club is Aodh Ruadh who won the Division 2 League in 2017.
- The local rugby club is Ballyshannon R.F.C.
- The local soccer club is Erne Wanderers.
- The local Basketball club is the Eightyeighters.
- The local five a side team is FNFC (Friday Night Football Club)
- Creevy National School, Creevy, Ballyshannon
- Kilbarron (St. Anne's) National School
- Rockfield National School, Knocknashangan, Ballyshannon
- The Holy Family National School (formerly known as St. Joseph's Primary School)
- St. Catherine's Primary School (known in Irish as Scoil Naomh Chaitríona)
- Gaelscoil Eirne, an Irish-medium national school
- Coláiste Cholmcille Secondary School
- De La Salle College Ballyshannon