Ballycassidy Post Office
|Ballycassidy shown within Northern Ireland|
|Population||90 (2001 Census)|
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Ballycassidy (from Irish: Baile Uí Chaiside, meaning "O’Cassidy’s townland") is a small village and townland (of 83 acres) in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, 6.5km north of Enniskillen on the eastern shore of Lower Lough Erne. It is situated in the civil parish of Trory and the historic barony of Tirkennedy. In the 2001 Census it had (with Laragh and Trory) a population of 315 people. It is situated within Fermanagh and Omagh district.
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. The Ballycassidy River flows into Lower Lough Erne a short distance to the west.
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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