Ballyorgan gets its name from Horgans town
It is a small Palatine village nestling in the valley of the Keale River. The village was founded in 1760 as a utilitarian village for the estate house of Castle Oliver, supplying all the trade’s people for the estate.
Stone masons, Bakers, Tailors and Blacksmiths were all employed by the estate. Just outside the village is Kilflyn Church, which is believed to have been a Trinitarian monastery, built by the Geraldine order in 1296. Ballyorgan is home to one of the first creameries in Ireland which was opened in the 1920s. It was also the village in which Patrick Weston Joyce was born.
Ballyorgan is part of the ancestral home of the McGuire/Maguire and Sweeney clans in Ireland and forms a stage of the Beara-Breifne Way which is based on the historic march of O’Sullivan Beara in 1603.
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