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Ballintober, County Roscommon

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Country  Ireland
Time zone  WET (UTC+0)
Elevation  83 m
Province  Connacht
County  County Roscommon
Irish Grid Reference  M725741
Local time  Wednesday 1:39 AM
Ballintober, County Roscommon
Weather  3°C, Wind SW at 11 km/h, 90% Humidity

Ballintober (Irish: Baile an Tobair, meaning "settlement of the well") is a village in County Roscommon, Ireland.

Map of Ballintober, Co. Roscommon, Ireland

Ballintober, County Roscommon, is 6 kilometers from the town of Castlerea. It contains a reasonably well preserved remains of a stone castle first mentioned in writing in 1311. It is not recorded who built the castle, but the builders may either be the Normans, or the O'Conor family who ruled Connaught at various times during the last two millennia. It is said that King Cathal O'Connor called for an abbey to be built at Ballintubber. However, his workers built the abbey at Ballintubber, Co. Roscommon and not Ballintubber, County Mayo. When O'Connor discovered this, he ordered that a greater and grander abbey be built in the correct Ballintubber, located in Co. Mayo.

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Ballintober, County Roscommon Wikipedia


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