Ballyconnell

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Irish Grid Reference (Irish grid reference system) blank_info ) 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


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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


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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 of lime already burnt, and of building stone digged, much timber and planks drawn thither already, and the rest provided in a wood not above a mile off, so that this next summer the whole work, I suppose both of castle and bawn will be perfected."'' Survey of Undertakers in Co. of Cavan 6 Feb. 1613- Tullaghagh Servitors, in Report of Manuscripts of Reginald Rawdon Hastings, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London 1947, vol. IV, p. 164 By 1619 ''Pynnar's Survey of Land Holders'' found that Talbot had built a strong defensive wall called a bawn, which was a square measuring - The Belturbet to Dromod part of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway ran from Belturbet through Tomkin Road, Ballyconnell, Ballyheady, Bawnboy Road (Bawnboy), Killyran, Garadice, Ballinamore, Lawderdale, Fenagh (Fenagh, County Leitrim), Adoon, Rosharry, Mohill and Dereen to Dromod. * the Olphert family (Ballyconnell, Ireland) The motto and the family coat of arms is still visible above the door at Ballyconnell House, Donegal


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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


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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


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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


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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

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

Ireland death_place Irish business In an interview with Ireland's ''Sunday Business Post'', Seán Quinn attributed his initial success to the contacts he developed through the Gaelic Athletic Association. These contacts enabled him to build a company spanning both sides of the Irish border when, in 1973, he borrowed £100 and started extracting gravel from his family farm, washing it and selling it to local builders. The company was called Seán Quinn

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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