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Ballingarry (South Tipperary)

Ballingarry
Town
Ballingarry
Ballingarry
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 52°35′N 7°32′W / 52.59°N 7.54°W / 52.59; -7.54Coordinates: 52°35′N 7°32′W / 52.59°N 7.54°W / 52.59; -7.54

Country Ireland
Province Munster
County South Tipperary
Elevation 204 m (669 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 761
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference S310484

Ballingarry (Irish: Baile an Gharraí, meaning "town of the gardens") is a village and civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is one of 19 civil parishes in the barony of Slievardagh. It is associated with the coal mining industry. It is also an ecclesiastical parish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The village is situated near the Kilkenny border on route R691 in the Slieveardagh range.

Amenities

On the Main Street may be found a church, primary school and shops. There is also a GAA pitch in the village. The nearby collieries of Ballingarry are historically associated with anthracite mining in Ireland.

History


Historically, Ballingarry found fame in the mid-19th century when a house.


O'Brien and Mrs. McCormack went up to the parlour window of the house to speak to the police. Through the window, O'Brien stated, "We are all Irishmen—give up your guns and you are free to go." O'Brien shook hands with some of the police through the window. The initial report to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland stated that a constable fired the first shot at O'Brien, who was attempting to negotiate. General firing then ensued between the police and the rebels. O'Brien had to be dragged out of the line of fire by James Stephens and Terence Bellew MacManus, both of whom were wounded. As he tried to flee the district, William Smith O'Brien was arrested at Thurles railway station on 5 August. He and the other three leaders were found guilty of treason and were among the last people to be sentenced to 'hanging, drawing and quartering'. At the insistence of Queen Victoria herself, who thought the sentencing too harsh for the crime committed, they were transported to Australia.

Economy

Ballingarry Coal Mines The area was the centre of an active coal-mining industry for nearly two hundred years, however, economic factors led to its demise in the late 20th century. With the mining shafts now flooded and the associated infra-structure derelict or removed, there is little or no prospect of its revival.

Sport

External links

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  • Ballingarry Parish
  • St. Joseph's N.S., Ballingarrry

References

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