Ballinahown

Ballinahown (Irish: Baile na hAbhann), also spelled Ballynahown, is a village in County Westmeath on the N62 regional road in Ireland. It is 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Athlone and 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the River Shannon.

Ballinahown

Baile na hAbhann
Town
Ballinahown
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°21′02″N 7°50′56″W
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Westmeath
Elevation
128 m (420 ft)
Population
 (2006)
  Urban
250
  Rural
3,001
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

From Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837:

Ballinahown is home to the work of a large selection of Midlands Arts and Crafts workers, not least the famous Celtic Roots studio where one may see a demonstration of the art of Oak Sculpture and learn of the cultural significance of the materials.

Clonydonnin Bog is located to the east of the village.

In 2012, Mark Rohan, a former Under 21 footballer from Ballinahown who played with Westmeath until a car crash, won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in the individual H1 time trial.[2]

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