Ballinagree

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Ballinagree

Baile na Graí
Rural Village
Unidentified standing stone located between Millstreet and Ballinagree.
Unidentified standing stone located between Millstreet and Ballinagree.
Ballinagree is located in Ireland
Ballinagree
Ballinagree
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°58′37″N 8°55′30″W / 51.97694°N 8.92500°W / 51.97694; -8.92500Coordinates: 51°58′37″N 8°55′30″W / 51.97694°N 8.92500°W / 51.97694; -8.92500
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Cork
Population
 • Total300
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
In the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cloyne. (Aghinagh)

Ballinagree (sometimes Ballynagree, Irish: Baile na Graí) is a small village situated at the foot of the Boggeragh Mountains in County Cork, Ireland. It located in the Parish of aghinagh [[1] It is located in Roman Catholic Diocese of Cloyne, in the Parish of Aghinagh, which also has Rusheen, Bealnamorive and parts of Carrigadrohid in it.

Ballinagree and its surrounding area comprise one of the richest areas in northern Europe for Megalithic monuments. It is located 18 miles (29 km) west of Cork city, 10 km north east of Macroom, 6 km west of Rylane, 13 km north west of Coachford,17 km south east of Millstreet and 20 km west of Blarney.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a number of housing estates were developed, but the properties were not sold; leaving the village with under kept "Ghost estates".[2]

It is famous as the residence of the subject of the Irish folk song "Thady Quill".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baile na Graí". Placenames Database of Ireland. FIONTAR. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. ^ English, Eoin. "Nationwide look shows slow progress on ghost estates". Irish Examiner, June 16, 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2016

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