Ballywilliam

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Ballywilliam
Baile Liam
Town
Ballywilliam is located in Ireland
Ballywilliam
Ballywilliam
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°27′11″N 6°51′55″W / 52.4530°N 6.8652°W / 52.4530; -6.8652Coordinates: 52°27′11″N 6°51′55″W / 52.4530°N 6.8652°W / 52.4530; -6.8652
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Wexford
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (estimate)
 • Urban 200
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 051

Ballywilliam (historically also Ballyliam, from Irish: Baile Liam, meaning "Liam's settlement")[1] is a town in the west of County Wexford, Ireland. The nearest town is New Ross. The village sits on the R731 road.

History[edit]

The village once had its own railway station, which was closed in 1963. Ballywilliam Railway Station was the first railway station in County Wexford. It opened in 1862.[2]

Ballywilliam R.I.C. Barracks was burned during the Irish War of Independence, on 5 April 1920.

Soccer[edit]

Ballywilliam plays host to Shelburne United AFC,[3] a local soccer club that competes in the Wexford and District League, the Wexford and District Schoolboys' League and Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls' League

Details[edit]

Today, the village contains an agricultural cooperative, two pubs, and a Garda Station.[4] The Garda Station is generally unoccupied, though still used, and is operated by Gardaí from New Ross Garda station.[5] Ballywilliam also contains a shop/petrol station.

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