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Ballymore, County Cork

Ballymore
An Baile Mór
Village
Ballymore
Ballymore
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 51°51′58″N 8°14′20″W / 51.86611°N 8.23889°W / 51.86611; -8.23889Coordinates: 51°51′58″N 8°14′20″W / 51.86611°N 8.23889°W / 51.86611; -8.23889

Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballymore (Irish: An Baile Mór, meaning "the big town") is a small village on the Great Island in Cork Harbour, approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) from the town of Cobh and 23 km (14 mi) from Cork near the south coast of Ireland.

Ballymore is the closest village to the centre of the island and is situated on the oldest and longest road on the island.

Near Ballymore is the old cemetery of Templerobin where once stood an ancient church, one of three which may have been built on the island as early as the 9th century. According to Great Island Tours, a book published by the local library, Templerobin is mentioned in records dated 1302 and 1652 but by 1774 it was reported as being in ruins.[1]

Ballymore has a small Roman Catholic Church and is served by the school of the adjoining twin village of Walterstown, the two being townlands which jointly make up the village of Ballymore. The area is strongly associated with the Barry family, a powerful Norman era family which is still represented in the area today.

The area has a strong sporting tradition and is home of Ballymore Athletic which is where the world renowned local athlete and 1995 World Athletics Championship gold medalist in the 5,000m race Sonia O'Sullivan trained from an early age.[2] There is also a local cycling club and the area hosts an annual cycle race.

There is a single public house in the village, known as the Hi Chapperal. There was previously a Post Office in Ballymore but this has now been downgraded to a postal agency.

See also

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland

References


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