Ballycroy
Baile Chruaich
Village
View from Ballycroy towards Slievemore in the distance
View from Ballycroy towards Slievemore in the distance
Ballycroy is located in Ireland
Ballycroy
Ballycroy
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
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
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]

References

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