Ballygarvan Tourism

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.


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.

Ballygarvan is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Ballygarvan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25.89 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 26.79 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.96 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.63 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 40.18 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Ballygarvan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ballygarvan.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.52 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.26 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 22.07 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.53 (Low)
    • Attacks 30.98 (Low)
    • Drug offense 49.73 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.84 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.06 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.14 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.62 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.05 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Ballygarvan is 174.17 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.29 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.78 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.67 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.3 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.65 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 57.28 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.76 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.35 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ballygarvan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 77.31 USD

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