Ballyhaise

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Ballyhaise
Béal Átha hÉis
Village
Teagasc Agricultural College, Ballyhaise
Teagasc Agricultural College, Ballyhaise
Ballyhaise is located in Ireland
Ballyhaise
Ballyhaise
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°03′N 7°19′W / 54.050°N 7.317°W / 54.050; -7.317Coordinates: 54°03′N 7°19′W / 54.050°N 7.317°W / 54.050; -7.317
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County Cavan
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference H446110
The River Annalee at Ballyhaise
Ballyhaise Roman Catholic church

Ballyhaise (Irish: Béal Átha hÉis, meaning "Entrance to the Ford of the Rapid water") is a village in County Cavan, Ireland. It is situated some 7 km (4.3 mi) north-northeast of Cavan Town. It is approximately a 15-minute drive or 11 km via the N54 to the border with Northern Ireland. The River Annalee flows near the village.

Overview[edit]

The village of Ballyhaise is located within the parish of Castletara and contains both Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland churches. The village itself is home to Ballyhaise GFC, the local Gaelic football team, their home pitch being Annalee Park, the biggest Gaelic football pitch in County Cavan.[citation needed] In addition to this the village was for many years home to Castletara Youth Band - an accordion marching band which won multiple All-Ireland titles in the late 1990s and early 21st century. Ballyhaise Celtic Football Club was established in the village in 1990 and has continued to grow progressively each year.

Notable buildings[edit]

Ballyhaise House, situated on the Annalee river (a tributary of the Erne), was built for the Newburghs, a local landowning family, in the 1730s. It is said to contain the earliest surviving oval room in Ireland and Britain. The building was traditionally credited to Richard Cassels, a German architect living in Dublin, who designed many of the capital's finest buildings and squares (including Leinster House). It is more recently thought that Ballyhaise house is actually by the architect of the Irish Houses of Parliament in Dublin, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce.[1]

Ballyhaise House has been used as a Teagasc agricultural college (Ballyhaise College) since the beginning of the 20th century; celebrating its centenary in 2006.

The bridge near the house is reputed to be nearly 300 years old.

Ballyhaise Market House is a five bay, two storey building.

Transport[edit]

Ballyhaise railway station opened on 1 April 1862, closed for passenger traffic on 14 October 1957, and finally closed altogether on 1 January 1963.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Seán Gallagher, entrepreneur and candidate in the 2011 Irish presidential election.
  • John Crozier, Archbishop of Armagh of the Church of Ireland and Primate of All Ireland (1911–1920)

Weather station[edit]

Met Éireann records climate data for Cavan from their station in Ballyhaise.

On December 21, 2010 the maximum temperature recorded in Ballyhaise was -9C and the minimum -14C (average for the day -12C). This was the lowest daily maximum temperature recorded on the island of Ireland since records began in the 1800s.

From Saturday 18 December to Christmas Day (25th) the temperature in Ballyhaise never exceeded -2C and fell to a minimum each day of between -11C and -15C.

Climate data for Ballyhaise, County Cavan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15
(59)
16
(61)
21
(70)
22
(72)
26
(79)
29
(84)
30
(86)
28
(82)
25
(77)
20
(68)
17
(63)
14
(57)
30
(86)
Average high °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
7.7
(45.9)
9.5
(49.1)
11.8
(53.2)
14.8
(58.6)
17.2
(63)
19.1
(66.4)
18.7
(65.7)
16.3
(61.3)
12.9
(55.2)
9.4
(48.9)
7.6
(45.7)
13.0
(55.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
1.9
(35.4)
2.7
(36.9)
3.7
(38.7)
6.0
(42.8)
10.6
(51.1)
12.1
(53.8)
11.7
(53.1)
8.5
(47.3)
6.4
(43.5)
3.4
(38.1)
2.5
(36.5)
5.6
(42.1)
Record low °C (°F) −9.9
(14.2)
−7
(19)
−6
(21)
−4
(25)
−1
(30)
2
(36)
5
(41)
5
(41)
1
(34)
−4
(25)
−6.4
(20.5)
−15.4
(4.3)
−15.4
(4.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78
(3.07)
68
(2.68)
66
(2.6)
58
(2.28)
57
(2.24)
57
(2.24)
59
(2.32)
89
(3.5)
58
(2.28)
98
(3.86)
68
(2.68)
76
(2.99)
832
(32.76)
Average precipitation days 16 13 15 12 12 12 13 13 13 15 14 16 164
Average snowy days 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10
Average relative humidity (%) 88 85 82 78 77 78 80 82 84 86 88 89 83
Source #1: [1]
Source #2: [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=CV&regno=40401620
  2. ^ "Ballyhaise railway station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11.