Binghamstown - Lewis' Topographical Survey 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 Belmullet; 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.

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