This village, at the mouth of the Owenmore River, takes its name from the nearby falls and rapids. Situated on the main Dublin road it is a popular traditional music venue, while nearby are some interesting monastic ruins dating from the medieval period. The bay provides a marvellous environment for wildlife, including migrant sea birds and there is good salmon fishing for a 4km stretch of the River Ballysadare. W.B. Yeats' poem "Down by the Sally Gardens" was composed from the lines of a song the poet heard from an old woman in the vilage.
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