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Fáilte go Béal Átha Seanaidh …. (Translated the name means The Mouth of Seanach’s Ford – after a 5th century warrior Seannach, who was slain in the area) Ballyshannon, the oldest town in Ireland is steeped in history. Inis Saimer, the little island situated in the Erne Estuary is said to be the spot where the first inhabitants of Ireland landed. Parthalon, a chieftain from Scythia (near modern Macedonia) is said to have landed here around 2700 B.C. Ballyshannon is the birthplace of the well-known poet William Allingham (1824-1889) and one of the world’s greatest Rock guitarists Rory Gallagher (born 2nd March 1948).