Béal Átha na Muc
|Motto: Is glas iad na cnoic i bhfad uainn, The faraway hills are green.|
|Elevation||82 m (269 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||N184907|
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 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. 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.
Things To Do
Ballinamuck gives all visitors a warm North Longford welcome. Check out the '98 Visitor's Centre based in the former RIC Barracks to learn more about the Battle of Ballinamuck, followed by a unique walk through Irish peatland (up close and personal) on the Edenmore Looped Walk  (a trail of about 5k but easy for novice wakers) and finish up with a bite to eat in Dillon's Bar and Bistro.
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