Information about Ballygar Village

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballygar Village
Irish Form of Name:
Béal Atha Ghartha
mouth of the ford of the 'shouting'
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballygar Village
Béal Atha Ghartha
Ballygar By. Sketch Map
Ballygar Denis H. Kelly, Esqr.
Ballygar Francis Madden, Esqr.
Ballygar Grand Jury Pamphlets
Ballygar Hon. Gonville Ffrench
Ballygar Hon. Martin Ffrench
Ballygar John Cheevers, Esqr.
Ballygar Larkin's Co. Map
The houses are all nearly new and equal in height. There is 6 fairs held in a year and a weekly market which is held on Friday.
This village is situated in the East part of the townland of Ballygar about 20 chains East of the trig. station, Ballygar.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Ballygar Village is in Ballygar townland.