Ballingarry, South Tipperary

Ballingarry, South Tipperary

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Ballingarry, South Tipperary

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Ballingarry () is a village in the barony of Slievardagh, South Tipperary in Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The village is situated near the Kilkenny border on route R691. Ballingarry is located near Slievenamon.

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On the Main Street may be found a church, primary school and shops. There is also a GAA pitch in the village. The nearby collieries of Ballingarry are historically associated with anthracite mining in Ireland.

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Historically, Ballingarry found fame in the mid 19th century when a rebellion broke out there in 1848 against British rule. The site of this uprising, the McCormack House, known also as the Warhouse has since been designated as a national memorial and historical building by the State. It was here during the ill-fated rebellion that the national tricolour of green, white and orange was unfurled for the first time by the rebels, led by William Smith O'Brien, thus emulating the French rebels who also took to the streets with their tricolour for the first time earlier that year. Sub-Inspector Trant and 46 other local policemen took refuge from the rebels in a large two-story farmhouse, taking the five young children in the house as hostages. They barricaded themselves in, pointing their guns from the windows. The house was surrounded by the rebels and a stand-off ensued. Mrs. Margaret McCormack, the owner of...
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