Ballinahown

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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 spelled 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 one may see a demonstration of the art of Oak Sculpture and learn of the cultural significance of the materials.

In 2012, Mark Rohan, a former Under 21 footballer from Ballinahown who played with Westmeath until a car crash, won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in the individual H1 time trial.[2]

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