The Blacksmiths Forge

Longford County Council

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​The Blacksmiths Forge of General Sean Mac Eoin (also known as 'The Blacksmith of Ballinalee', is situated outside the historic village of Ballinalee.

Mac eoin is on ethe most celebrated military hereos of the Irish War of Independence, having been the leader of the infamous North Longford Flying Column. His heroism and compassion make his life story the stuff of legends. Mac Eoin died on 7th July 1973 and is buried with his wife Alice in St Emers Cemetary in Ballinalee.