Ballygarvan, County Cork

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Baile Garbháin
Ballygarvan is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°28′W / 51.833°N 8.467°W / 51.833; -8.467
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population (2016)
 • Total 556 [1]
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Ballygarvan (Irish: Baile Garbháin)[2] is a village in County Cork, Ireland. It lies 9km south of Cork City.

The village has a population numbering 556 inhabitants as of 2016. Occupying the eastern half of Ballinhassig parish, the village lies in the valley between Myrtle Hill and Meadstown Hill, beside the River Owenabue. The village is just off the Cork-Kinsale road with Cork City 9 km to the north. Cork Airport is located 2 km away in the Farmers Cross area.[3][4]

Church of Mary, Mother of God, Ballygarvan, County Cork (geograph 2566466).jpg

A typical small Irish village, facilities in Ballygarvan include a church, a primary school, a public house, a hairdresser, and a creche. The village has a GAA club and playing pitch.[3]

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.[5][6]

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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  1. ^
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. Baile Garbháin Verified 2011-02-09.
  3. ^ a b "Ballygarven". Cork Guide.
  4. ^ "Population".
  5. ^ "Liam MacCarthy Cup and GAA local history".
  6. ^ "Local History".

Coordinates: 51°50′N 8°28′W / 51.833°N 8.467°W / 51.833; -8.467