Ballyshannon

Ballyshannon

Béal Átha Seanaidh
Town
Ballyshannon from the Belleek Road
Ballyshannon from the Belleek Road
Official seal of Ballyshannon
Seal
Ballyshannon is located in Ireland
Ballyshannon
Ballyshannon
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°30′05″N 8°11′24″W / 54.5015°N 8.1901°W / 54.5015; -8.1901Coordinates: 54°30′05″N 8°11′24″W / 54.5015°N 8.1901°W / 54.5015; -8.1901
CountryIreland
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
 • EU ParliamentMidlands–North-West
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total2,299
Eircode routing key
F94
Telephone area code+353(0)71
Irish Grid ReferenceG876614
Websitewww.ballyshannon.ie

Ballyshannon (Irish: Béal Átha Seanaidh, meaning "the mouth of Seannach's ford")[7] is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is located at the southern end of the county where the N3 from Dublin ends and the N15 crosses the River Erne. Incorporated in 1613, it is one of the oldest towns in Ireland.[8][9]

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  2. ^ "Census 2011 - Settlement Ballyshannon Legal Town And Its Environs". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 31 October 2018.
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  7. ^ "Béal Átha Seanaidh/Ballyshannon". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Ballyshannon, a sea-port, market, and post-town". A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland. Library Ireland. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  9. ^ "The 1610 Cavan Town Charter" (PDF). Retrieved 9 July 2020.