Ballinamuck

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Ballinamuck
Béal Átha na Muc
Village
Motto: Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn, The faraway hills are green.
Ballinamuck is located in Ireland
Ballinamuck
Ballinamuck
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 1,797
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N184907
Website www.longfordcoco.ie
Ballinamuck Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 1310860.jpg

Ballinamuck (Irish: Béal Átha na Muc, meaning "mouth of the pig's ford") is a small 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

Transport[edit]

Whartons Travel operate 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. Bus route 975 serves the station and car parking is also available.

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