Ballymoe

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Ballymoe
Béal Átha Mó
Town
IMG Ballymoef.jpg
Ballymoe is located in Ireland
Ballymoe
Ballymoe
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 8°28′00″W / 53.7°N 8.4667°W / 53.7; -8.4667Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 8°28′00″W / 53.7°N 8.4667°W / 53.7; -8.4667
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M692723

Ballymoe (historically Bellamoe, from Irish: Béal Átha Mó, meaning "ford-mouth of Mó")[1] is a village in County Galway, Ireland. Ballymoe is situated on the western side of the River Suck that separates counties Galway and Roscommon. The N60 national secondary road meets the R360 regional road in the centre of the village.

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The name Béal Átha Mó is derived from a fort which was built by Meabh of Connacht, under the order of Mogh.[citation needed] The fort and village would later become known as Átha Mogh Mór and Béal Átha Mogh. The town is now the centre of a small rural area involved in scale mixed farming. Raised bogs, forts and a mass rock from penal times are features of Ballymoe today.[2]

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