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Ballymoe near Williamstown County Galway Ireland
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Ballymoe   ~   Williamstown
 
 
Ballymoe is a small village situated on the N60, close to the Galway-Roscommon border and the River Suck.

Ballymoe derives its name from a fort which was erected by Queen Maeve of Connaught along the River Suck, under the command of Mogh.

Ballymoe near Williamstown County Galway Ireland
   
Later the fort and village became known as Átha Mogh Mór and later Béal Átha Mogh. Ballymoe is the centre of a small rural area involved in small scale mixed farming. It has examples of natural history such as raised bogs, forts and a mass rock from penal times.

The Suck Valley way-marked walk passes through the village.

 
Famous People

Éamonn Ceannt, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising and seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic was born in the police barracks in Ballymoe where his father James Kent, an officer in the Royal Irish Constabulary was stationed. The Garda barracks in the town today is named in his honour.

 
 

 

 
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