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Béal Átha na Muc
Pikemen memorial in Ballinamuck
Pikemen memorial in Ballinamuck
Motto(s): Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn / The faraway hills are green.
Ballinamuck is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°52′00″N 7°43′00″W / 53.866667°N 7.716667°W / 53.866667; -7.716667Coordinates: 53°52′00″N 7°43′00″W / 53.866667°N 7.716667°W / 53.866667; -7.716667
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Longford
Elevation 82 m (269 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 2,008
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N184907

Ballinamuck (Irish: Béal Átha na Muc, meaning "mouth of the pig's ford") is a village in north County Longford, Ireland.

It was the scene of the Battle of Ballinamuck, where a French army aiding the United Irishmen rebellion of 1798 was defeated. The French soldiers were eventually repatriated. The Irish prisoners were taken to St Johnstown - today's Ballinalee - where they were executed in what is known locally as Bullys Acre and buried there. Ballinamuck is twinned with the French town of Essert.


Whartons Travel operates bus route 975 on behalf of the National Transport Authority. It serves the village six times a day (not Sundays) providing services to Longford via Drumlish and to Cavan via Arva.[1][2] Bus Éireann route 463 (Carrigallen-Longford) serves the village on Wednesdays. The nearest rail services can be accessed at Longford railway station.