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Ballywilliam (historically also Ballyliam, from Irish: Baile Liam, meaning "Liam's settlement")[1] is a town in the west of County Wexford, Ireland. The nearest town is New Ross. The village sits on the R731 road.

Ballywilliam

Baile Liam
Town
Ballywilliam is located in Ireland
Ballywilliam
Ballywilliam
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°27′11″N 6°51′55″W / 52.4530°N 6.8652°W / 52.4530; -6.8652Coordinates: 52°27′11″N 6°51′55″W / 52.4530°N 6.8652°W / 52.4530; -6.8652
CountryIreland
ProvinceLeinster
CountyWexford
Elevation
88 m (289 ft)
Population
(estimate)
 • Urban
200
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Area code(s)051

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HistoryEdit

The village once had its own railway station, which was closed in 1963. Ballywilliam Railway Station was the first railway station in County Wexford. It opened in 1862.[2]

Ballywilliam R.I.C. Barracks was burned during the Irish War of Independence, on 5 April 1920.

SoccerEdit

Ballywilliam plays host to Shelburne United AFC,[3] a local soccer club that competes in the Wexford and District League, the Wexford and District Schoolboys' League and Wexford and District Women's and Schoolgirls' League

DetailsEdit

Today, the village contains an agricultural cooperative, two pubs, and a Grda Station.[4] [5] Ballywilliam also contains a shop/petrol station.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  2. ^ http://www.railbrit.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf
  3. ^ Shelburne United. "Shelburne United AFC Official Website". Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  4. ^ Garda Station telephone numbers Wexford/Wicklow Division
  5. ^ Dáil Debate - 2 April 2003