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Cloghan - Donegal - Village

old B/W picture

Ballybofey (Bealach Féich - Fiach's Road) or alternatively Bailebo Fiach (bailebo -that area of land assessed for one cow as a yearly tax) and Stranorlar (Srath an Urláir - the place in the valley beside the river) are situated on the south and north banks of the River Finn respectively, and is sometimes referred to as the Finn Valley. The towns grew rapidly in the 19th and 20th centuries and are popular shopping and commercial centres for the people of the Finn Valley.

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Photo Details

  • County: Donegal
  • Town: Cloghan (near Ballybofey)
  • Scene: Village view
  • Date: 1920 (estimate)

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  • 10' x 8' printed on quality photo paper
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  • Read about Ballybofey below

Ballybofey

Ballybofey is a town located in Donegal, Ireland.

Ballybofey (Bealach Féich - Fiach's Road) or alternatively Bailebo Fiach (bailebo -that area of land assessed for one cow as a yearly tax) and Stranorlar (Srath an Urláir - the place in the valley beside the river) are situated on the south and north banks of the River Finn respectively, and is sometimes referred to as the Finn Valley. The towns grew rapidly in the 19th and 20th centuries and are popular shopping and commercial centres for the people of the Finn Valley.

The woods around Drumboe are owned by Coillte (the Irish forestry management service) where there is a woodland wal

Buildings of note

  • Ballybofey Market House is a 3 bay 2 storey building built about 1820
  • The River Finn passes next to the ruins of the historic Drumboe Castle
  • There is an interesting large raised ringfort at Dunwiley
  • There is also a folly called the Steeple.

People

  • The 19th century poetess, Frances Browne, was born in Stranorlar.
  • Her contemporary, the orator and founder of the Home Government Party, Isaac Butt, is buried in the Protestant graveyard in Stranorlar.