There is a street in Ballina called Bothar na sop. Long ago during the penal days the Catholics had to pay tithes to the protestant clergy. They were too poor to pay in coin so they gave some of their crops. In Ballina these crops were collected in a big field on the Killala Road. The people used to bring straw and oats and they had to go by Bothar na Sop. The road was always full of wisps and it was called "the road of the wisps" or "Bothar na Sop"