Ballintogher

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Ballintogher
Baile an Tóchair
Village
Road at Ballintogher
Road at Ballintogher
Ballintogher is located in Ireland
Ballintogher
Ballintogher
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°12′04″N 8°21′54″W / 54.201°N 8.365°W / 54.201; -8.365Coordinates: 54°12′04″N 8°21′54″W / 54.201°N 8.365°W / 54.201; -8.365
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 182
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference G760280
Website www.ballintogher.com

Ballintogher (Irish: Baile an Tóchair)[2] is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. It is located approximately 8 kilometers southeast of the county town of Sligo on the R290 road between Ballygawley to the west and Dromahair in County Leitrim to the north-east. Known as "The Town of the Causeway", Ballintogher is situated near Lough Gill, and the "Lake Isle of Innisfree" made famous by the poet W. B. Yeats.[3]

Ballintogher was located near the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway, which was begun in the 1870s and closed in 1957.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2006 – Volume 1 – Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office Census 2006 Reports. Central Statistics Office Ireland. April 2007. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Baile an Tóchair / Ballintogher". Government of Ireland. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "About Ballintogher". Aidan Burke and Enda McCormack. Retrieved 27 June 2011.