Place:


Ballybofey  County Donegal

 

In 1837, Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland described Ballybofey like this:

BALLIBOPHAY, a village, in the parish of STRANORLAR, barony of RAPHOE, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 10 ½ miles (W. by S.) from Lifford, and 118 miles (N. W. by N.) from Dublin; containing 168 houses and 874 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Finn, and on the road from Donegal to Strabane, and consists principally of one street. A market for grain and provisions is held in a market-house every Thursday; and cattle fairs are held on May 21st and Dec. 20th. Here is a chief station of the constabulary police.—See STRANORLAR.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: https://www.visionofireland.org/place/29251

Date accessed: 30th May 2024


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