Ballingarry, County Limerick
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Ballingarry had a vital weaving and linen industry until the Great Famine in 1845.
In the 21st century the town has some tourist enterprises.
Canon Edward Joseph Hannan, one of the founders of Scottish football club Hibernian, was born in Ballingarry in 1836. 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.
Patrick Walsh, a 19th century 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>
- "Canon Edward Joseph Hannan (1836 - 1891)". www.hibshistoricaltrust.org.uk. Hibernian Historical Trust. Archived from the original on 22 December 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
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