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Ballymore, County Westmeath

Ballymore
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Town
Ballymore
Ballymore
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 53°29′28″N 7°40′48″W / 53.491°N 7.68°W / 53.491; -7.68Coordinates: 53°29′28″N 7°40′48″W / 53.491°N 7.68°W / 53.491; -7.68

Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Westmeath
Elevation 128 m (420 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 485
 • Rural 2,165
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference N209490

Ballymore (Irish: An Baile Mór, meaning "big town") is a village in County Westmeath, Ireland, on the R390 road between Athlone and Mullingar. The historic Hill of Uisneach is nearby. The village was known in medieval times as the medieval borough of Ballymore Lough Sewdy, or Loughsewdy, after the nearby lake, the site of an ancient bruighean or hostel.

Demographics

In the 2006 Census, the village had a population of 485, a 6% increase above the 2002 Census.

Sport

Ballymore is home to Ballymore GAA Club, which was founded in 1884. The club enjoy some success at intermediate level, and were Senior Finalists in 1965.



See also

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland

External links

  • http://www.cso.ie/census/documents/2006_prelim_table04.pdf
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