Ballygarvan (Irish: Baile Garbháin) is a village south of Cork City, in County Cork, Ireland. The village and surrounding area has a population of between 1000 and 1500 residents. Occupying the eastern half of Ballinhassig parish, the village lies in the valley between Myrtle and Meadstown Hills, beside the River Owenabue. The village is just off the Cork-Kinsale road with Cork City 9 km to the north and Cork Airport only 2 km away. File:Church of Mary, Mother of God, Ballygarvan, County Cork (geograph 2566466).jpgA typical small Irish village, facilities in Ballygarvan include a church, a primary school, a public house, a hairdresser, and a creche. The village has a GAA club and playing pitch. Ballygarvan GAA club won the Cork Junior Hurling Championship in 2004 and 2014. A housing estate was built in recent years and has drawn many newcomers. In 1921 the village school was burned down by British forces following an IRA ambush in nearby Ballinhassig. Notable local residents have included GAA patron Liam MacCarthy (after whom the Liam MacCarthy Cup is named), Cork footballer Ger Spillane Cork Hurler Stephen White and Cork Camogie player Emer Dillon.Wikipedia
This warm abode of Ballygarvan is a delightful place to visit in Ireland. A gripping city on its own right, Waterford also deserves a visit. Waterford is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like House Of Waterford Crystal, Waterford Treasures - Three Museums In The Viking Triangle, Bishops Palace Cafe. Also, to reach Ballygarvan, you'll have to take a flight to Waterford; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Ballygarvan.
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