Baile Chruaich
View from Ballycroy towards Slievemore in the distance
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°1′N 9°49′W / 54.017°N 9.817°W / 54.017; -9.817Coordinates: 54°1′N 9°49′W / 54.017°N 9.817°W / 54.017; -9.817
CountyCounty Mayo
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Ballycroy (Irish: Baile Chruaich[1] meaning "town of the stacks", either hay or turf) is a village in County Mayo, Connacht, Ireland.[2] The village was the location for the 1982 film The Ballroom of Romance.[3][4] The actual ballroom used in the film still exists, albeit in a derelict condition, and is located at Doona Cross, to the west of the village.[original research?] Ballycroy is home to one of Ireland's National Parks, Ballycroy National Park.[5]


  1. ^ "Baile Chruaich / Ballycroy". Placenames Commission of Ireland. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Ballycroy, County Mayo, in the west of Ireland". Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Ballycroy". Ballycroy Attractions
  4. ^ "IMDB listing 'Ballroom of Romance'". Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Ballycroy National Park". Retrieved 12 August 2012.