Ballinamuck

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Ballinamuck
Béal Átha na Muc
Townland
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 250
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N184907
Website www.longfordcoco.ie
Ballinamuck

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

Things To Do[edit]

Find out about the Battle of Ballinamuck here

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 [1] (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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