The Ballymahon Leo Casey History Group was originally formed in June 2007 as Ballymahon Local History Group with the aim of disseminating and popularising the wealth of local history in the town of Ballymahon and its hinterland.

They have published two books of local history to date. “The Mercy Journey” in 2008 depicts the life and times of the Catholic Mercy Sisters in Ballymahon. Their second publication is “Ballymahon a Journey back in Time” which was released in 2013. It became one of the fastest selling books of local history in the Irish Midlands. The book, filled from cover to cover with hundreds of photographs and memorabilia dating back to the 19thto the Ballymahon diaspora century has travelled to every corner of the globe thanks around the world.

The history group are also active participants in the annual heritage week and they organize occasional historical exhibitions and tours. New members are always welcome to join the group and bring new information and insights into local history. Meetings generally take place on the first Thursday of each month at the Dean Egan Hall and Community Centre in Ballymahon.

Contact or enquiries can be made with the group by email to the PRO
Philip Murrell: