Ballygarvan, County Cork
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The village and surrounding area has a population of between 1000 and 1500 residents. Occupying the eastern half of Ballinhassig parish, the village lies in the valley between Myrtle and Meadstown Hills, beside the River Owenabue. The village is just off the Cork-Kinsale road with Cork City 9 km to the north and Cork Airport only 2 km away.
Ballygarvan GAA club won the Cork Junior Hurling Championship in 2004 and 2014. A housing estate was built in recent years and has drawn many newcomers. In 1921 the village school was burned down by British forces following an IRA ambush in nearby Ballinhassig.
Notable local residents have included GAA patron Liam MacCarthy (after whom the Liam MacCarthy Cup is named), Cork footballer Ger Spillane Cork Hurler Stephen White and Cork Camogie player Emer Dillon.
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