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Baile Átha hÚlla
Nickname(s): fort of the apples
Ballyhooly is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°09′N 8°24′W / 52.150°N 8.400°W / 52.150; -8.400Coordinates: 52°09′N 8°24′W / 52.150°N 8.400°W / 52.150; -8.400
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballyhooly (Irish: An Baile Átha hÚlla meaning "Ford of the apples"[1])[2] is a small village in North Cork situated along the N72 between Castletownroche and Fermoy. Ballyhooly is home to several pubs, a church, community centre and petrol station with shop. During the Celtic tiger, several housing estates were attached to the village.


Castle Ballyhooley, a 17th-century manor house outside of the town, was the site of a well-known skirmish during the Irish Civil War, known as the "Ballyhooley Massacre," despite the fact that only one person was killed. Ballyhooley is also the subject of the novel The Ghost of Ballyhooley by Betty Cavanna, which relates the story of a local girl who disappeared from the castle in the 1890s and was never found. Other books include The Ford of the Apples. This book tells the interesting story of the village of Ballyhooley.


  1. ^ Village Image
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. Baile Átha hÚlla Verified 2011-02-09.
Ballyhooly village c.1880