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Ballyforan

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Ballyforan Bridge.

Ballyforan (Irish: Béal Átha Feorainne, meaning " Béal Átha Feorainne "approach to the ford at the grassy riverside"[1]) is a village in south County Roscommon, Ireland on the R363 road between Ballygar and Dysart, County Roscommon. It lies beside the River Suck which separates County Roscommon and County Galway.

Amenities[edit]

Amenities in the area include a post office, pub, grocery shop, school, health centre, GAA and snooker clubs, community centre, school and pre-school, and the Roman Catholic Church of St. Josephs.

People[edit]

Jack McQuillan was born in Ballyforan, he won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship twice, and represented Roscommon in the Dáil from 1948 to 1965.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ballyforan". Placenames Database of Ireland.
  2. ^ "Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy". Seanad Éireann. 154. 12 March 1998.

Coordinates: 53°28′13″N 8°16′09″W / 53.47028°N 8.26917°W / 53.47028; -8.26917