BINGHAMSTOWN, or SALEEN, a village

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

BINGHAMSTOWN, or SALEEN, a village, in the parish of KILMORE-ERRIS, barony of ERRIS, county of MAYO, and province of CONNAUGHT, 3 miles (S. E.) from Bellmullet: the population is returned with the parish. This place is situated on the eastern shore of the peninsula called the Mullet, and consists of one long street indifferently built: it commands a good view of Saleen bay, in which a landing pier has been erected by the late Fishery Board, where considerable quantities of corn and potatoes are shipped for Westport, and various articles of merchandise are brought back. A fair is held on the first day of every month throughout the year; there is a market-house. Petty sessions are held in a court-house every Thursday; and here is a constabulary police station. The parish church, a neat plain edifice, is situated in the village, in which is also a R. C. chapel.—See KILMORE-ERRIS.

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