Ballysadare

Irish Local Names Explained

Ballysadare in Sligo; originally Eas-dara [Assdara], the cataract of the oak, from the beautiful fall on the Owenmore river. It was afterwards called Baile-easa-dara [Ballyassadara], (Four Masters), the town of Assdara, which has been shortened to the present name.

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