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Ball, William P

William P Ball was the son of John Thomas Ball. He lived at 71 Merrion Square, Dublin, when he married Constance Helen Arthur on 6 October 1894.

Ballinamere GAA Club

  • Corporate body
  • c.1904-present

Gaelic games were introduced to the Ballinamere area in the late 1880s and an official club was established in the early years of the 20th century. In 1909, Ballinamere players amalgamated with Tullamore to field a team which won the first hurling championship for North Offaly. Following a decline in the participation of the sport in the area in the succeeding years, it underwent a revival in the 1930s and the club exists to the present day.

Banagher Improvement Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1890-1938

The Banagher Improvement Committee was involved in the development of public housing, drainage and sanitation, local industries, electricity supply and street lightning, employment schemes, local infrastructure and the revival of Banagher Great Fair.

Banagher Local War Pensions Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1917-1920

The Banagher Local War Pensions Committee was established under the national Naval and War Pensions Committee.

Banagher Parish Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1940-1945

Parish councils were based on Roman Catholic parishes and were operating during the Second World War Emergency.
They were set up by Muintir na Tíre ( "People of the Country" - national voluntary organisation promoting community development) as an urgent initiative to deal with the threat of foreign invasion, food shortages and unemployment.

Banagher Refugee Commitee

  • Corporate body
  • 1914-1918

The Committee had been established during World War I to support Belgian refugees with accommodation and financial assistance after the German invasion into Belgium.

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