Place:


Ballyshannon  County Donegal

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Ballyshannon like this:

Ballyshannon.-- market and seaport town, in pars. of Kilbarron and Inishmacsaint, S. co. Donegal, at mouth of river Erne, 128 m. W. of Belfast and 157 m. NW. of Dublin by rail -- township, 759 ac., pop. 2840; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Tues. and Satur. It has an important salmon fishery. Before entering the harbour, which is a creek of Donegal Bay, the Erne makes a splendid cataract.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ballyshannon, in and County Donegal | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofireland.org/place/29254

Date accessed: 21st April 2024


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