Ballykeeran

Ballykeeran, (Irish: Bealach Caorthainn, meaning "road of the rowan trees") is a small village in County Westmeath, Ireland, near Glassan. It is located on the N55 road in the townland of Annagh overlooking Lough Ree.

Ballykeeran

Bealach Caorthainn
Town
Ballykeeran
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°27′00″N 7°53′00″W
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyCounty Westmeath
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
  Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Irish Grid ReferenceN072442
Websitewww.westmeathcoco.ie

Features

There are tourist accommodations, a caravan park, and a local pub. There is also an old mill that sits on the Breensford River that runs through the village. At one stage in history this was used as an RIC Barracks.

People

The poet and philosopher James Patrick Gandy (1837–1920) was born here and is believed never to have left the village.

See also


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