For other uses, see Riverstown (disambiguation).
Baile idir dhá Abhainn

Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 54°07′54″N 8°23′40″W / 54.1317°N 8.3944°W / 54.1317; -8.3944Coordinates: 54°07′54″N 8°23′40″W / 54.1317°N 8.3944°W / 54.1317; -8.3944
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Sligo
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (2006)
  Urban 310
  Rural 562
Irish Grid Reference G742203

Riverstown, historically called Ballyederdaowen (Irish: Baile idir dhá Abhainn, meaning "town between two rivers"),[1] is a small village in County Sligo, Ireland. It is located at a bridging point of the River Unshin (Arrow), about 19 km (12 miles) south of Sligo town and 4 km east of the N4.

Notable buildings include the Garda Barracks, the Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic churches, Cooperhill House and the Post Office. There are also a number of pubs and shops. Each year the village hosts the James Morrison Traditional Music Festival during August and the Riverstown Vintage Festival during June.

In 2002 Riverstown and the Brookeborough Community Development Association launched the Riverbrooke Cross-Border Initiative linking the two villages in a programme of cross-community/cross-border working.



  1. Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)

See also

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