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Ballyroan (Irish: Baile Átha an Róine) is a small town in County Laois in Ireland.[1] It is in the civil parish of Ballyroan and in the former barony of Cullenagh. Ballyroan has a community hall, health centre, a sheltered housing facility for the elderly,[2] two schools – boys’ and girls’, a small public park, two churches – Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland, three pubs, and a shop/petrol station. The R425 regional road passes through the village.

The local Gaelic football club is Ballyroan Abbey GAA. A former club was Ballyroan GAA. Ballyroan was the first village in Leinster to play football in 1889.

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