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population  =  | town pop = 1,229 | rural pop = 1,717 (2006)
 
web        = www.ballymote.ie
 
 
[[Image:Fighting 69th Monument in Ballymote.JPG|thumb|left|Ireland's National Monument to Fighting 69th in Ballymote]]
 
It also has a market house, a 3 bay 2 storey building at the Rock, currently used by South Co. Sligo Community Mental health service of the [[Health Service Executive]].
 
 
Ballymote lies on [[Roads in Ireland|regional roads]] [[R293 road|R293]], [[R295 road|R295]] and [[R296 road|R296]], and on the main [[Dublin]] to [[Sligo]] [[Rail transport in Ireland|railway]] line.
 
 
A number of sports are played in the town, including [[Gaelic Football]] and [[Soccer]], both played at [[Brother Walfrid]] Memorial Park, [[Golf]] at the nine-hole course on the outskirts of the town, along with numerous other sports, particularly at under-age level.
 
 
Some well-known people from Ballymote and the surrounding areas include [[Brother Walfrid]] the founder of [[Celtic F.C.|Glasgow Celtic Football Club]], [[Michael Corcoran]], Brigadier General of the [[69th Infantry Regiment (United States)|69th Infantry Regiment]] during the [[American Civil War]], [[John Perry (Irish politician)|John Perry]], a [[Teachta Dála]] in the [[30th Dáil]] and [[Eamon Scanlon]], also a Teachta Dála in the 30th Dáil, previously a [[Senator]] in the [[22nd Seanad]].
 
 
The [[Mayor of New York]], [[Michael Bloomberg]] unveiled Ireland's national monument to the [[The 69th Infantry Regiment]] (aka The Fighting 69th) and [[Michael Corcoran]] in Ballymote on [[22 August]] [[2006]].
 
 
==See also==
 
*[[List of towns in the Republic of Ireland]]
 
*[[List of Irish Towns with a Market House]]
 
*[[Book of Ballymote]]
 
 
==External links==
 
*[http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/7c5fd/48877/ Ballymote Pictures and Travel Review]
 
*[http://www.ballymote.ie Ballymote Town Website]
 
*[http://homepage.tinet.ie/~jhiggins/ Ballymote Parish]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 08:37, 14 July 2007

Ballymote (Baila an Mhóta in Irish) is a town in County Sligo, Ireland.

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Understand

Ballymote is a growing market town in south County Sligo, in the west of Ireland. It is an historic town, with Ballymote Castle, built by Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster, dating from 1300.

Get in

Ballymote is on the main train line from Dublin to Sligo, with 5 trains daily each way.

Get around

As Ballymote is only a small village (population of 1,229 according to the 2006 census) you could walk around it an a very short time. The general Ballymote area, however, is inaccessible without some other form of transport, mostly car or bike, both of which can be hired in Sligo, only 15 miles away.

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  • Ballymote Castle, Tubbercurry road (take the R296 road, (signposted to Tubbercurry and ballina) less than half a mile outside the town, opposite the train station), (keyholders) Enterprise Centre, Grattan Street on (071)9183992. M-F 09.00 - 17.00. Although there are now no traces of the interior domestic buildings, you can see inside the very impressive walls of this early 14th century keepless castle There are no guides, so you show yourself around. Do ask at the Enterprise Centre for the information leaflet. small refundable deposit required for key.
  • Fighting 69th Monument - Ireland's national monument commemorating Ballymote-born Brigadier General Michael Corcoran and the Fighting 69th Infantry regiment of the US Civil War. The monument also includes a small chamber set flush with the ground , which contains a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. This was donated by the parents of firefighter Michael Lynch, who perished in the attack, and who was from the local area.

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