|Irish: Baile Uí Chaiside|
Ballycassidy Post Office
Ballycassidy shown within Northern Ireland
|Population||90 (2001 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||Fermanagh and South Tyrone|
|NI Assembly||Fermanagh and South Tyrone|
Ballycassidy (from Irish: Baile Uí Chaiside, meaning "Ó Caiside's town") is a small village and townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It lies northwest of Enniskillen on the eastern shore of Lower Lough Erne. In the 2001 Census it had (with Laragh and Trory) a population of 315 people.
Ballycassidy is a small rural community, consisting mainly of scattered homes, the Balcas Sawmill and rich farm land along the Ballycassidy River. There is no pub or grocery store, only a post office.
There is also a racehorse called Ballycassidy, named after the village, who was trained in Wales by Peter Bowen. The horse is notorious for a spectacular fall at Valentines Brook in the 2006 Grand National at Aintree. He won 16 races over his career and became a favourite with racing fans. He was retired from racing under rules in 2008, but did go on to race in Point to Points, ridden by the then amateur jockey Donal Devereux. Ballycassidy remains at the Peter Bowen stables.
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