Ballyartella

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Ballyartella
Baile Uí Artaíle
townland
Ballyartella is located in Ireland
Ballyartella
Ballyartella
Location within Ireland
Coordinates: 52°54′05″N 8°14′34″W / 52.9015°N 8.2429°W / 52.9015; -8.2429Coordinates: 52°54′05″N 8°14′34″W / 52.9015°N 8.2429°W / 52.9015; -8.2429
Country Ireland
County Tipperary

Ballyartella (Baile Uí Artaíle in Irish)[1] is a townland in the historical Barony of Ormond Lower, County Tipperary, Ireland. It is located between the Nenagh River and the R495 road which runs from Nenagh to Dromineer.

Notable structures[edit]

  • Ballyartella Bridge, a limestone bridge across the Nenagh River built about 1720. The bridge has pedestrian refuges to allow traffic to pass freely.[2]
  • Ballyartella Mill, a water powered mill built on the banks of the Nenagh River which is still in use as a woollen mill with gift shop open to the public.[3]
  • Ballyartella Tower House a ruin located beside the Ballyartella bridge, which has been a ruin since the 17th century when the Countess of Ormond was listed as the proprietor.[4]

Recreation[edit]

Ballyartella is on one of the North Tipperary Cycle Routes. The 65km route starts at Banba Square, Nenagh and is listed as a half day cycle.[5] Sli Eala (The Way of the Swan in Irish), a public walkway between Nenagh and Dromineer passes through Ballyartella. For much of its length it follows the Nenagh River where Mute Swans can be seen.[6]

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