Ballitore

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Ballitore first developed during the late 17th century as a Quaker settlement after two Quakers, John Bancroft and Abel Strettel established a farm in the area.

Its original Irish is Beal Atha an Tuair. Beal (an opening or an approach to one) Atha (a ford) Tuair ( a field , paddock, pasture).

The Quakers from Yorkshire who founded Ballitore, transformed the valley into rich fertile farmlands, and developed the town as a Quaker Settlement.   In fact, Ballitore is the only planned and permanent Quaker Settlement in Ireland.

Ballitore Library & Quaker Museum Opening Hours

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm | Thursday: 12:30pm – 4pm & 4:45pm – 8pm.

How to get to Ballitore

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Find out more about Ballitore here.

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Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 4.45pm

Tuesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Wednesday 9.30 am - 4.45pm

Thursday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Friday 9.30 am - 4.45 pm

Saturday 10.00 am - 4.45 pm

Sunday Closed

Please note we close for cleaning and lunch from 1.00pm until 2.00pm each day