Ballymoe

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Ballymoe

Béal Átha Mó
Town
IMG Ballymoef.jpg
Ballymoe is located in Ireland
Ballymoe
Ballymoe
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 8°28′00″W / 53.7°N 8.4667°W / 53.7; -8.4667Coordinates: 53°42′00″N 8°28′00″W / 53.7°N 8.4667°W / 53.7; -8.4667
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Galway
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceM692723
Welcome to Ballymoe sign in Irish
Fr. Edward J. Flanagan statue

Ballymoe (historically Bellamoe, from Irish: Béal Átha Mó, meaning "ford-mouth of Mó")[1] is a village in County Galway, Ireland. Ballymoe is situated on the western side of the River Suck that separates counties Galway and Roscommon. The N60 national secondary road meets the R360 regional road in the centre of the village.

History[edit]

The name Béal Átha Mó is derived from a fort which was built by Meabh of Connacht, under the order of Mogh.[citation needed] The fort and village would later become known as Átha Mogh Mór and Béal Átha Mogh. The town is now the centre of a small rural area involved in scale mixed farming. Raised bogs, forts and a mass rock from penal times are features of Ballymoe today.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ Ireland West retrieved 23 February 2007 Archived October 29, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ National Library of Ireland - 1916 Exhibition Archived 2011-09-16 at the Wayback Machine,
  4. ^ Biography of Berine