Ballysaggart has a very interesting history. The name (which translates from the Irish, `Baile na Sagairt’, to `home of the priests’) was originally attached to a settlement in the lowlands near Lismore. During the Famine, the people of Ballysaggart were evicted from their homes and sent to the nearby mountains. They took the name with them. The current Ballysaggart, while small, is located so idyllically as to warrant a visit. To the south, one can see the Glens and the Emerald Forests. To the north, the untamed terrain of the Knockmealdown’s foothills. On a clear day, you can enjoy an eagle-eye view of West Waterford and North Cork. The area is also well populated with wildlife. – information from Connolly, Baker, O’Farrell and Tobin, ‘Walking in Fermoy, the Galtees and Surroundings’ (Fermoy, 1999), p. 69