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
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population
 • Total 300
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
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 Civil Parish of Macroom.[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 for the song "Thady Quill". Ploughing is very popular down through the years,most notably was Jerry Horgan who won three senior horse all Ireland titles in 1971,72 and 1975.JJ Delaney won the same title in 1995,his son Jeremiah won the under 40 horse class in 2016,also in 2016 Mathew Coakley won the three furrow match plough class at Screggan in Tullamore .

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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