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Baile Liam
Ballywilliam is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°27′11″N 6°51′55″W / 52.4530°N 6.8652°W / 52.4530; -6.8652Coordinates: 52°27′11″N 6°51′55″W / 52.4530°N 6.8652°W / 52.4530; -6.8652
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County Wexford
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (estimate)
 • Urban 200
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 051

Ballywilliam (historically also Ballyliam, from Irish: Baile Liam, meaning "Liam's settlement")[1] is a town in the west of County Wexford, Ireland. The nearest town is New Ross. The village sits on the R731 road.


The village once had its own railway station, which was closed in 1963. Ballywilliam Railway Station was the first railway station in County Wexford. It opened in 1862.[2]

Ballywilliam R.I.C. Barracks was burned during the Irish War of Independence, on 5 April 1920.


Ballywilliam plays host to Shelburne United AFC,[3] a local soccer club that competes in the Wexford and District League, the Wexford and District Schoolboys' League and Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls' League


Today, the village contains an agricultural cooperative, two pubs, and a Grda Station.[4] [5] Ballywilliam also contains a shop/petrol station.

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