Ballynahinch, County Galway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ballynahinch
Baile na hInse
Town
Area view in 1910s; Ballynahinch castle at base of mountain
Area view in 1910s; Ballynahinch castle at base of mountain
Ballynahinch is located in Ireland
Ballynahinch
Ballynahinch
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°27′35″N 9°51′49″W / 53.45972°N 9.86361°W / 53.45972; -9.86361Coordinates: 53°27′35″N 9°51′49″W / 53.45972°N 9.86361°W / 53.45972; -9.86361
Country Ireland
County County Galway
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballynahinch or Ballinahinch (Irish: Baile na hInse) is situated close to Recess in County Galway in the west of Ireland, on the road from Recess to Roundstone. It also lies on the route of the former railway line from Galway city to Clifden (the "Capital of Connemara"). The name comes from the Irish Baile na hInse meaning settlement of the island.

Ballynahinch Castle, built in the 17th century for the Martyn family, one of whose better-known members was 'Humanity Dick' founder of the RSPCA, has been used as a hotel since 1946. The Castle was originally built in about 1684 and is today well known as a high-end hotel with a focus on fly fishing for salmon.

Transport[edit]

Ballynahinch railway station opened on 1 November 1895, but finally closed on 29 April 1935.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballynahinch station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11.