Ballymoreen (civil parish)

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For other uses, see Ballymoreen.
Position of the parish within the civil parishes of North Tipperary
Position of the parish within the parishes of south-eastern North Tipperary, showing the exclave of Rathcunikeen surrounded by Borrisleigh
Townlands in Ballymurreen civil parish. Note that Rathcunikeen townland is an exclave which is located within a neighbouring civil parish, Borrisleigh

Ballymoreen, also written Ballymurreen[1] (Irish: Baile Amoraoin) is a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is one of 21 civil parishes in the barony of Eliogarty. It contains seven townlands:

Together they amount to a total of 2870 statute acres; of these about 500 acres are bog and most of the remainder is used for dairying and tillage.[2]

As a Church of Ireland parish, it was in the diocese of Cashel. The ruins of a church are still to be seen in Ballymurreen townland, at the junction of a minor road from Holycross with the R639,[3] but there was no parish church in modern times, members of the established church attending services in the neighbouring parish of Borrisleigh, at Littleton which is located between the exclave of Rathcunikeen and the main part of Ballymoreen.

Ballymurreen Castle[edit]

The site of Ballymurreen Castle is just across the road from the ruins of the church.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.logainm.ie/47139.aspx
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Site of church on extract from Ordnance Survey map
  4. ^ Site of Ballymurreen Castle on extract from Ordnance Survey map