Ballinode Church of Ireland by Malcolm Totten

There was a great response to the Ballinode quiz, and it was a great way of being out and about and getting to know some snippets of trivia about the area. Well done to everyone who took part; the winner of €100 is Paul Sherlock from Riverside Close, Ballinode. Congratulations Paul! The correct answers to all the questions are here:


1) What is the number of the new bus pick up stop? 10176

2) What is latest time for post at the green post box in village? 14.30

3) What is the road number of the Rugby club road? L1620

4) Who is the current treasurer of Ballinode Community projects Ltd? Ian McBride

5) What year was Mc Aree Engineering established? 1946

6) What engineering firm built the new Millwheel? PDM Peter Deery Manufacturing Ltd

7) Does the new millwheel turn clockwise or anti clockwise? Anti Clockwise

8) Who is the Church of Ireland clock in memory of? Rev W.E. Woodwright of Gola House

9) What well known family in the village has the following on their gates- Any person who

leaves this gate open will be liable to a fine of 40 shillings? The Jamieson family

10) What trade is depicted on the gates of Sean Sherry Engineering? Blacksmith

11) What two colours are on the Mc Aree Engineering reception sign? Red and Navy Blue

12) What day of the week is Lunch club held? Monday

13) What well known RTE presenter’s father had his acting debut in Ballinode Hall? Anne Cassin from the programme “Nationwide”; her father was the late Barry Cassin, Irish television, stage and screen actor who died in 2017)

14) How many kilometres to Knockatallon on sign post at Lemaculla? 11 Km

15) Who is the footbridge dedicated to? Billy Hayden

16) What year did Maggie’s bar open? 1956

17) How many coloured pencils in playground? 6

18) What is the first name of the Bulgarian ambassador which is on the plaque attached to Karl Monahan’s house? Emil

19) What is Sunday morning opening time in McCarvill’s shop? 8.00am

20) What was Perfections building in 1950’s? Ballinode national School

21) What was the name of the local man who donated his butterfly collection to Natural History

Museum in Dublin? William Francis DeVismes Kane of Drumreaske

22) What year did Shane Carey make his Championship debut for the Monaghan GAA team? 2015

23) In what category /size is Ballinode village judged in Tidy Towns competition? Category B/population 201-1000

24) How many national Championships has Niall Maguire won? 3

25) How many lorries were in Maguire’s Yard Christmas Day? 29

26) What famous local Author wrote James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra? Colm McElwain

27) Maurice Moffett has an engineering business in Clontibret which was started by his late father in the 1950’s what was his fathers name? Cecil

28) What year was our Postman Martin born 1957, 1958, 1959? 1958