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Ballygunner (Irish: Baile Gunnair),[1] is a civil parish in County Waterford, Ireland.

The placename is derived, in part, from the Old Norse masculine personal name Gunnarr.[2]

Ballygunner contains several townlands: Ballygunner Mhór, Ballygunner Castle, Knockboy, the Dunmore Road Area, Granstown, Callaghan & Ballinamuncha.[citation needed]

Main facilities in the parish are the local hurling club Ballygunner GAA and the adjacent St. Mary's National School.[3]


  1. ^ Baile Gunnair, Placenames Database of Ireland, retrieved 26 October 2012 .
  2. ^ Oftedal, Magne (1976), "Scandinavian place-names in Ireland", in Almqvist, Bo; David, Greene, Proceedings of the Seventh Viking Congress. Dublin 15-21 August 1973, Royal Irish Academy, pp. 125–133 .
  3. ^ "Fáilte go Scoil Naomh Muire, Baile Mhic Gonair | St. Mary's National School". Retrieved 2016-11-29.