Red Roof Inn welcomes you to Irondale, nestled in the heart of Alabama on the eastern edge of Jefferson County. The headquarters of the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) founded by the nun, Mother Angelica is located in Irondale. The city sits in a valley with the Red Mountains to the north and Cahaba or Shades Mountains to the south. The popular movie, Fried Green Tomatoes was written by Irondale native, Fannie Flagg and based on the legendary, Irondale Café. Visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Meyer Planetarium or Birmingham Zoo. Business travels are close to Alabama Aircraft Industry and Nucor Steel of Birmingham. The annual Whistle-Stop Festival attracts thousand to its eclectic mix of art, food and music. Irondale has plenty to see and lots to do.