This is located 5 miles from Mountmellick and famous for its beautiful
lake, Capard House, and the buildings of Ballyfin College. Ballyfin
is a small community including a shop, pub, post office and community centre.
Ballyfin is so called due to its contribution to Celtic Mythology.
Translated, it means the ‘town of Fionn’, where Fionn went as a young boy
to hunt and fight.
Another translation of the placename in Irish language is ‘An Baile Fionn’, which means the white homestead
Horse-riding is a local past-time.