Place:


Ballinasloe  County Galway

 

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

Ballinasloe, market town, in pars..of Creagh and Kilcloony, on borders of cos. Roscommon and Galway, on river Suck, 34 miles E. of Galway and 94 miles W. of Dublin by rail -- township, 4238 ac., pop. 4772; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday, the latter being the principal. It has large corn mills and farming implement works. A great fair, chiefly for cattle, is herd here annually in October, lasting five days. Garbally Castle, in vicinity, is the seat of the Earl of Clancarty.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: https://www.visionofireland.org/place/29374

Date accessed: 26th February 2024


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