Ballymackey

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Ballymackey (Irish: Bhaile Uí Mhacaí) is a townland[1] and a civil parish[2] in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is located between Toomevara and Cloughjordan It is in the Dáil constituency of Offaly which incorporates 24 electoral divisions that were previously in the constituency of North Tipperary.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Ballymackey Football Club plays on an Astroturf pitch in Ballinree[4]

The recycling centre located at Ballaghveny[5] in Ballymackey was closed in 2011 pending a new arrangement being set up to run the facility. [6]

Notable people[edit]

The Rt Rev. William Bennett Chester, DD, the 5th Bishop of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh [7] and author.[8]
Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, held the incumbency at Ballymackey before his elevation to the Episcopate[9][10] in 1884.[11]

The Ó Tighearnaigh of Ormond family held land in Ormond Upper including Ballymackey.

Buildings of interest[edit]

The ruined St Michael’s church at Cloonmore was commissioned by the Board of First Fruits. The building is listed as being of special Architectural, Archaeological and Social interest.[12]

Castle Willington is an 18th century Georgian style private residence with a 19th century towerhouse style extension. Located beside the Ollatrim River in the downland of Killowney Big. The building is listed as being of architectural and archaeological interest.[13]

Townlands in the civil parish[edit]

  • Ballaghveny
  • Ballinahemery
  • Ballinree
  • Ballyknockane
  • Ballymackey
  • Bessborough
  • Clashnevin
  • Clonalea
  • Cloonmore
  • Derrybane
  • Derrycarney
  • Donnybrook
  • Elmhill
  • Falleen
  • Garravally
  • Gortnadrumman
  • Grenanstown
  • Kilgorteen
  • Killeisk
  • Killowney Big
  • Killowney Little
  • Knockahunna
  • Knockanglass
  • Lismore
  • Lisnamoe
  • Lissanisky
  • Newtown
  • Park
  • Riverlawn
  • Shanbally
  • Tooreigh
  • Wilton
  • Woodville

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.logainm.ie/46222.aspx
  2. ^ https://www.logainm.ie/2229.aspx
  3. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Waterford – Tipperary – Laois – Offaly – Kildare area" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 14 July 2012.
  4. ^ http://tipperarytimes.com/local-news/ballymackey-local-news/admin/ballymackey-fc-notes-october-7th/
  5. ^ http://www.epa.ie/terminalfour/waste/waste-view.jsp?regno=W0078-02
  6. ^ http://www.tipperarystar.ie/news/local-news/170423/Council-to-Close-Landfill-for-.html
  7. ^ Handbook of British Chronology By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
  8. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Behold I come quickly” (George Herbert: Dublin, 1861); “The Christian Sacrifice” (ibid, 1873) and “Communion with God” (ibid, 1889) > British Library website accessed 19:32GMT 4 January 2011
  9. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jan 19, 1884; pg. 5; Issue 31034; col E
  10. ^ The New Bishop Of Killaloe
  11. ^ The Bishop of Killaloe. The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, March 4, 1884; Issue 21411
  12. ^ http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=TN&regno=22402105
  13. ^ http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=TN&regno=22402103