Ballyconnell

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building work

progressed with building work. Sir Josias Bodley reported on 6 February 1613-''"Porportion No. 29: 1,500 acres. On the proportion undertaken by Capt. Culme and Walter Talbot, there are 3 or 4 handsome Irish houses by them built, and some provision made towards the building of a castle in a most convenient place for occasions of service, being near a special ford or passage, by which in times past that county was much infested. The quarry of limestone and building stone is on the place, good store


family business

interviews. His five children all work in the family business. His son, Seán, lined out for the Fermanagh minor team (Fermanagh GAA). He lives with his wife and family in Ballyconnell, Tullyhaw, County Cavan, next to his landmark Slieve Russell Hotel and just down the road from his birthplace in Derrylin. Today Bawnboy is served several times daily by Bus Éireann Expressway route 30 which link it to Ballyconnell, Belturbet


site number

of Slieve Rushen mountain in Aughrim (Aughrim, County Cavan) townland (Site number 7, Aughrim townland, "Archaeological Inventory of County Cavan", Patrick O’Donovan, 1995, p. 2). However after remaining undisturbed for 4,000 years it was recently dug up by the Quinn Group to enable them to mine sand deposits from the mountain. It was relocated to the grounds of the group's hotel, The Slieve Russell, to serve as a tourist attraction. Medieval In ancient times

of Ulster url http: books.google.co.uk books?id P4mXcXtrAbUC&pg PA338&dq Rosbreassell#v onepage&q Rosbreassell&f false When Talbot arrived the only notable buildings in Ballyconnell were the Catholic (Catholicism) church at the top of Church Street (Site number 1815, Doon townland, "Archaeological Inventory of County Cavan", Patrick O’Donovan, 1995, p. 230) and an old McGovern fort. The rest of the buildings were mud huts belonging

to the Irish natives. In September 1611 a survey found that Talbot had built a strong timber house and two other wattled houses (Site number 1798, Annagh townland, "Archaeological Inventory of County Cavan", Patrick O’Donovan, 1995, p. 228). He had also felled 40 trees but did no other work. By 1613 Talbot had


bawnboy

. W. Malcomson url http: books.google.co.uk books?id _WavuZbI41UC&pg PA237&lpg PA237&dq %22george+montgomery%22+lunatic&source bl&ots 2xYWe1CdL3&sig f2e3hagoi2As2IDmXvB2tIWqVHw&hl en&ei g-L6StmxI5uZjAfZurCxBA&sa X&oi book_result&ct result&resnum 1&ved 0CAsQ6AEwAA#v onepage&q %22george%20montgomery%22%20lunatic&f false George Montgomery died in 1841 and his estate went to his Enery cousins of Bawnboy. In 1856 they sold

It was part of the narrow gauge (Narrow gauge railway) Cavan and Leitrim Railway. Bus transport Leydons Coaches operate route '''930''' linking Ballyconnell to Belturbet, Cavan, Bawnboy, Swanlinbar and Enniskillen. http: www.leydonscoaches.com timetable.html LakesCity route '''950''' provides a once a day commuter link to Dublin, Mondays to Fridays inclusive. http: lakescity.ie Bus Éireann local route '''465

, Bansha, Banteer, Bantry, Barefield, Barleycove, Barna (Bearna) (Barna), Barnane, Barrowhouse (Barrowhouse village), Batterstown, Bawnboy, Bayside (Bayside, Dublin), Bealadangan (Béal a' Daingin) (Bealadangan), Bective (Bective, County Meath), Bekan, Belcarra (Belcarra, County Mayo), Belderrig (Béal Deirg) (Belderrig), Belfield (Belfield, Dublin), Bellanagare, Bellanamullia, Bellavary, Bellewstown, Belmullet Belmullet (Béal


lead silver

lead, silver, coal, limestone, granite, marble, gravel, sand and iron were all mined from Slieve Rushen mountain. Sport The first GAA club in Ulster was founded in Ballyconnell in 1885 and named Ballyconnell First Ulsters . See also * Tomregan * Tullyhaw * Market Houses in Ireland (Market Houses in the Republic of Ireland) * George Montgomery (MP) * Alexander Montgomery (1686–1729) * Annagh, County Cavan Annagh


industry+setting

Quarries Ltd. From this came Quinn Cement, the basis of his wealth. In recent years Quinn diversified with his Quinn Group playing a leading role in Ireland's hospitality industry, setting up Quinn Hotels. The centrepiece hotel was the Slieve Russell Hotel in Ballyconnell, County Cavan. He maintains interests in Ireland's glass, radiator and plastics industries with Quinn Glass, based in Fermanagh, and Quinn Lite Pac, based in County


strong defensive

of Land Holders'' found that Talbot had built a strong defensive wall called a bawn, which was a square measuring along each side and 12 ft high, with two flanking towers. Within the bawn was erected a strong castle of lime and stone three stories high which "''stands in a very good and convenient place for the strength and service of the country''".


year amp

was recently uncovered in an archaeological excavation. Walter Talbot died on 26 June 1625 at Ballyconnell and his son James Talbot succeeded to the Ballyconnell estate aged just 10 years. James Talbot married Helen Calvert, the daughter of George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore of Maryland, USA, in 1635 and had a son Colonel George Talbot who owned


century lead

agricultural, but it also has a large cement factory (owned by former billionaire businessman, Sean Quinn), a plastics factory and an animal feeds plant. Tourism is an important part of the town's economy with cabin cruisers using it as a stopping place when navigating the Shannon-Erne Waterway. The town has a proud record in the National Tidy Towns Competition, winning the overall award in 1971 & 1975, together with many County winner awards through the years. In the 18th century

lead, silver, coal, limestone, granite, marble, gravel, sand and iron were all mined from Slieve Rushen mountain. Sport The first GAA club in Ulster was founded in Ballyconnell in 1885 and named Ballyconnell First Ulsters . See also * Tomregan * Tullyhaw * Market Houses in Ireland (Market Houses in the Republic of Ireland) * George Montgomery (MP) * Alexander Montgomery (1686–1729) * Annagh, County Cavan Annagh


wild game

a settlement and it probably dates from the time of the court tomb. The earliest inhabitants were hunter-gatherers rather than farmers. They lived by fishing, hunting wild game and foraging for berries and nuts. This area would have been thickly wooded at the time, with no roadways. The easiest way to travel would have been by boat via the river and the numerous lakes and streams in the area. The only other known megalith in the parish is a wedge tomb dating from 2000 B.C. on the side

Ballyconnell

right thumb Ballyconnell (File:Ballyconnell bridge.jpg) '''Ballyconnell''' ( ) is a town in County Cavan, Ireland (Republic of Ireland). It is situated on the N87 (N87 road (Ireland)) national secondary road at the junction of four townlands Annagh (Annagh, County Cavan), Cullyleenan, Doon (Doon, County Cavan) and Derryginny in the parish of Tomregan, Barony (Barony (Ireland)) of Tullyhaw. The town has an altitude of 55 metres above sea level. The mean daily January temperature is 4.5 degrees Celsius and the mean daily July temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall is 1,000 mm. The average annual hours of sunshine are 1,250. Ballyconnell won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition in 1971 and was also winner in 1975. The Tidy Towns of Ireland "Celebrating 50 years"

It lies astride the Shannon–Erne Waterway which was opened in 1993, formerly known as the Woodford Canal which was finally completed in 1860. Prior to being canalised it was known as the River Grainne. The town sits at the foot of Slieve Rushen mountain and is a mile from the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The population of Ballyconnell according to the most recent census undertaken in 2006 was 747 persons, an increase of 31% on the previous 2002 census.

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