This is one of the main fishing ports in the province, and the fleet of trawlers provides a fascinating sight with the daily comings and goings. The town is famous for its prawns and herrings, which have given rise to a fish processing industry as well as boat building. The talk here is of boats and the sea, day in and day out. A little inland is Kirkistown Race Track. This is a former airfield and now the venue for regular car and motor cycle races which pull the crowds throughout the summer season. 'Port an Bhogaigh' translated this means 'harbour of the bog'. Population, census figures 1991 are 1,482.


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