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Béal Átha Bhearaigh
Bellavary is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°53′37″N 9°08′57″W / 53.8936°N 9.1492°W / 53.8936; -9.1492Coordinates: 53°53′37″N 9°08′57″W / 53.8936°N 9.1492°W / 53.8936; -9.1492
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Mayo
Elevation 62 m (203 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M244943

Bellavary (Irish: Béal Átha Bhearaigh),[1] more widely known as Ballyvary, is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is situated on the N5 between Swinford and Castlebar (11 kilometres (7 mi) north-east of the latter), close to Foxford and the River Moy. The 2006 census showed that Ballyvary had a population of 147. It stands on crossing of River May, railway and the N5.


Bellavary railway station opened on 19 June 1894, but finally closed on 17 June 1963.[2]

Famous people[edit]

The parents of Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton, are natives of Bellavary and near-by village Bohola. Staunton is famous for roles in Vera Drake (2004), Nanny McPhee (2005) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).


Bellavary's soccer team, the Bellavary Blue Bombers, were founded in McKeown's Field Knocksaxon. The Bombers originally were friends from the Aughaluskey, Knocksaxon, Shraheens, Ara, Coolfox, Derrinogue, Tavanaghkeneffe & Loughkeerane who got together for town leagues.[citation needed] They entered the old Division 3 in the Mayo League in 1986. Today the Bombers offers soccer at under 10, 12, 14 and 16 boys/girls as well as boys under 16, 18 & junior football.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Bellavary/Béal Átha Bhearaigh
  2. ^ "Ballyvary station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11.