Ballygarrett (Irish: Baile Ghearóid, meaning 'town of Garrett') is a rural village in the southeastern corner of Ireland. It is situated in County Wexford 14 km (8.7 mi) south of Gorey on the R742 regional road. The birthplace of Texas empresario James Power, Ballygarrett is twinned with Refugio, Texas.[1]

Signage entering Ballygarrett


There is a bus once a day (not Sundays) to and from Gorey, departing in the morning and returning in the afternoon. On Mondays and Saturdays Bus Éireann route 379 operates and continues to Wexford via Curracloe.[2] Route 879 operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays the service is provided by the Rural Roadrunner bus operated by Wexford Local Development.[3]

The nearest station is Gorey railway station, around 15 kilometres distance.


The GAA club in Ballygarrett is called Réalt na Mara GAA club. In 1982 the old clubs of Réalt na Mara and Ballygarrett amalgamated to form the present-day club.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ History of The Texas Connection With Ballygarrett
  2. ^ "Bus timetable route 379" (PDF). Bus Eireann. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Journey planner". Transport for Ireland.
  4. ^ "Ballygarrett Réalt na Mara GAA club".