Ballinahown

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This article is about the village in County Westmeath. For Baile na hAbhann, see Ballinahown (disambiguation).
Ballinahown
Baile na hAbhann
Town
Ballinahown is located in Ireland
Ballinahown
Ballinahown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°21′02″N 7°50′56″W / 53.350490°N 7.849007°W / 53.350490; -7.849007Coordinates: 53°21′02″N 7°50′56″W / 53.350490°N 7.849007°W / 53.350490; -7.849007
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Westmeath
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 250
 • Rural 3,001
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Ballinahown Community Hall (The old church)
Ballinahown Church

Ballinahown (Irish: Baile na hAbhann), also spelt Ballynahown, is a village in County Westmeath on the N62 regional road in Ireland. It is 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Athlone and 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the River Shannon.

From Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837:

Ballinahown is home to the work of a large selection of Midlands Arts and Crafts workers, not least the famous Celtic Roots studio where you may see a demonstration of the art of Oak Sculpture and learn of the cultural significance of the materials.

Mark Rohan from Ballinahown, a former Under 21 footballer with Westmeath until a car accident, won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Paralympics on 5 September 2012 in the individual H1 time trial.[1]

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