Ballyheane, Co. Mayo
Located in the midst of a drumlin belt, this area presents a fascinating landscape of hills and hollows, testament to an ice age long past and remains enviably unspoiled by modern intrusion.It has become a haven for walking enthusiasts
'Ballyheane' translates intriguingly as 'the Mouth of the Ford of the Bird', perhaps referring to the shape of the river itself.
The old graveyard in the centre of the village features an interesting old ruin called 'Teampall na gCailleachadh Dubha', 'The Temple or Church of the Nuns' and also the ruins of an eleventh century church The Peyton vault commemorates the local landlord family.
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