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A look at Bundoran in the 1840s

BUNDORAN, a village, in the parish of Innismacsaint, union of Ballyshannon, barony of Tyrhugh,
county of Donegal, and province of Ulster, 4 miles (S. W.) from Ballyshannon, containing 299 inhabitants.
This village, which consists of one street on the road to Sligo, is situated on Ballyshannon harbour upon the
western coast, and on the confines of the county of Sligo : the coast is bold and rocky. It is a favourite
place of resort for sea-bathing during the summer; several small but respectable houses have been built for the accommodation of visiters [sic] ; and extensive hot and cold sea-water baths have been fittod up. There is a receiving-house for letters under Ballyshannon and Sligo.

Extract from: Lewis – A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland
Photo from: The Lawrence Collection


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