Bellavary (Ballyvary)
Béal Átha Bhearaigh
Village
Entering Ballyvary on the N5
Bellavary (Ballyvary)
Bellavary (Ballyvary)
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°53′37″N 9°08′57″W / 53.8936°N 9.1492°W / 53.8936; -9.1492Coordinates: 53°53′37″N 9°08′57″W / 53.8936°N 9.1492°W / 53.8936; -9.1492
CountryIreland
ProvinceConnacht
CountyCounty Mayo
Elevation
62 m (203 ft)
Population
 (2016)[1]
159
Irish Grid ReferenceM244943

Bellavary (Irish: Béal Átha Bhearaigh),[2] more widely known as Ballyvary, is a village in County Mayo, Ireland. It is situated on the N5 between Swinford and Castlebar (11 kilometres (7 mi) north-east of the latter), close to Foxford and the River Moy. At the 2016 Census, Ballyvary had a population of 159. It stands where the River Moy, the railway and the N5 converge. It is a townland in the Parish of Keelogues.

Transport

Ballyvary railway station opened on 19 June 1894, but finally closed on 17 June 1963.[3]

Ballyvary Blue Bombers

Bellavary's soccer team, the Ballyvary Blue Bombers, have been playing in the Mayo League since 1986 and today field teams at underage and junior levels.[4]

Ballyvary Hurling Club

Ballyvary Hurling Club was formed in 2005.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Small Area Population Statistics". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 13 May 2020. (detailed population data suppressed for privacy)
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland: Bellavary/Béal Átha Bhearaigh
  3. ^ "Ballyvary station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2007.
  4. ^ "Ballyvary Blue Bombers FC". Retrieved 13 May 2020.