Ballyfermot is a suburb of Dublin 10 approximately 7Km from the City Centre. The area is adjacent to the following areas: Chapelizod, Palmerstown, Clondalkin, Walkinstown, and Inchicore.
Ballyfermot is named after a local chieftain Dermot MacGiolla Mocholmog who lived a thousand years ago. Dermot's Town in Irish is Baile Formaid so hence the anglicised Ballyfermot. Another famous resident of the area was newspaper publisher Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu who published the Dublin Evening Mail. Le Fanu Park is named after this 19th century resident of Ballyfermot.
Mainly through Cherry Orchard Ballyfermot has a very long and rich soccer tradition and former players that have gone on to play for the Republic of Ireland senior international team includes: Andy Reid, Willo Flood, Alan Quinn, and Glenn Whelan.
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