Category:Ballineen and Enniskean
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English: The twin villages of Ballineen in West Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland are located 43 km southwest of Cork City, on the R586 road. Ballineen belonged first to the Earls of Cork and later to the Earls of Bandon. Lord Bandon improved the village in the mid 1800's by introducing a revival plan which consisted of the building of a market house, a courthouse, a Weslyan Chapel, a Gothic Church and two schools in the area. Ballineen held monthly fairs on the streets until the mid 1960's. Enniskeane takes its name from Cian Maol Muadh (later O'Mahony) a local chieftain and has a strong connection with Brian Boru, once the High King of Ireland. Cian married Sabh Brian's daughter and resided at Castlelands, Enniskeane.