BALLYGAR

Ballygar School/ Courtesy of National Inventory of Architectural Heritage

Ballygar

Béal Átha Ghártha (Gaeilge)

meaning of Irish place name:

áth– ford

béal– opening, approach, mouth

Historical description:

Slater’s Directory, 1894, p.26

BALLYGAR is a village in the parish of Killeroran, co Galway, barony of Killian, head of petty sessional division, Protestant and Catholic diocese of Elphin, 8 miles from Roscommon. The protestant church was built in 1854, is cruciform in shape, having two transepts and chancel with stained glass window: the roof is an open one of good proportions, and is partly supported by three fine stone arches. The market is held every Thursday. There is a Catholic church. Petty sessions are held on alternative Tuesdays. There are six fairs yearly: 3rd of January, 12th of April, 18th of May, 1st of July, 18th of August & 18th of October. The area comprises 20 acres; the population in 1891 was 289.

LINKS

Place name:

http://www.logainm.ie

Genealogy:

Griffith’s Valuation Ballygar

Census Search 1841/1851 Ballygar

The Tithe Applotment Books Ballygar

History:

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie

http://www.duchas.ie

Heritage:

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Ballygar

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