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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