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Baile Mhic Íre
Baile Mhic Ire (Ballymakeera), Main Street - - 756268.jpg
Ballymakeera is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°56′08″N 9°08′37″W / 51.93558°N 9.143667°W / 51.93558; -9.143667Coordinates: 51°56′08″N 9°08′37″W / 51.93558°N 9.143667°W / 51.93558; -9.143667
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Elevation 118 m (387 ft)

Ballymakeera or Ballymakeery (Irish: Baile Mhic Íre, meaning "Townland of the Sons of Íre" Irish pronunciation: [ˈbˠalʲə vʲikʲ ˈiːrʲə] )[1] is a small townland and Gaeltacht village in the civil parish of Ballyvourney, barony of Muskerry West, county Cork, Ireland. It forms part of the twin villages of Ballymakeery and Ballyvourney. The village is situated in the valley of the River Sullane on the N22 national primary road. It is within the Muskerry Gaeltacht.


Three Ogham stones are nearby with the somewhat later addition of a Christian shrine to St Abán.[2]


  1. ^ Official name: Baile Mhic Íre Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Tom Pullman. Photograph of Ogham stones near Baile Mhic Íre 2003-07-23.

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