Place:Ballintra, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

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NameBallintra
Alt namesDrumholmsource: Family History Library Catalog
Drumhomesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates54.583°N 8.117°W
Located inCounty Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Contained Places
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Ballintra
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ballintra is a village in the parish of Drumholm in the south of County Donegal, Ireland just off the N15 between Donegal town and Ballyshannon. The village is geographically situated in a limestone area and this natural resource is quarried locally for the building and civil engineering industries.

Ballintra lies on the northern bank of the Blackwater river. (The river is sometimes referred to as Ballintra River). The river rises in the hills that lie inland from the town, and flows through a number of small lakes before spilling over a small waterfall in a narrow gorge behind the village. The Blackwater runs low in summer, hence the name Baile an tSratha, town of the stream or dried-up river.

Ballintra has two public houses (Jamesie's and the Bay Bush), a grocery store, a takeaway, a hairdresser, two primary schools (St. Ernan's NS and The Robertson NS) and three churches (Methodist, Church of Ireland, and Roman Catholic). Ballintra is also situated close to Rossnowlagh and Murvagh beaches. Murvagh is also the home to the Donegal golf club.

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