Ballingarry, County Limerick

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Ballingarry (Irish: Baile an Gharraí, meaning "town of the gardens") is a village in County Limerick in the province of Munster, Ireland. It lies between Rathkeale and Kilmallock on the R518 road.

Ballingarry had a vital weaving and linen industry until the Great Famine in 1845.

In the 21st century the town has some tourist enterprises.

Ballingarry has a long and proud sporting tradition with Hurling and in more recent years football as the Ballingarry A.F.C. The local Junior Soccer team won the Desmond League Premier Division in 2003/04 and the following year the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club won the county Intermediate Hurling Championship to achieve Senior status for the first time since 1910. Canon Edward Hannon, one of the founders of Scottish football club Hibernian, was born in Ballingarry in 1836.[1]

Patrick Walsh a US Senator from Georgia was born in Ballingarry, County Limerick, January 1, 1840. Appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alfred H. Colquitt; subsequently elected and served from April 2, 1894, to March 3, 1895.<http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000103>

Notable Persons[edit]

Canon Edward Joseph Hannan was born and raised in Ballingarry.[2]

Anthony Forde - Footballer Rotherham United

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canon Edward Joseph Hannan (1836 - 1891)". www.hibshistoricaltrust.org.uk. Hibernian Historical Trust. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.hibshistoricaltrust.org.uk/hibernian-history/canon-hannan