Saint John’s Church/ Courtesy of National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Castlereagh Bridge/ Courtesy of National Inventor of Architectural Heritage


Béal Átha Mó (Gaeilge)

meaning of Irish place name:

mór– great, big

áth– ford

béal– opening, approach, mouth

Historical description:

A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, by Samuel Lewis, 1837 Half Ballymoe

BALLYMOE, a village, in that part of the parish of DRIMTEMPLE which is in the barony of HALF BALLYMOE, county of GALWAY, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 ½ miles (S. E.) from Castlerea . the population is included in the return for the parish. It is situated on the river Suck, and on the road from Roscommon to Castlerea, to both of which it has a penny post. Fairs are held on Feb. 1st, March 16th, May 21st, June 24th, Aug. 22nd, and Oct. 25th.—See DRIMTEMPLE


Place name:


Census Search 1841/1851 Ballymoe

The Tithe Applotment Books Ballymoe



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