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Ballymore, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Baile Mór ‘the big townland’

Background

Ballymore, derived from baile mór ‘great or big townland’ is a common place-name in Ireland. In all, there are 18 Irish townlands named Ballymore (logainm.ie). This Ballymore contains the town of Tandragee, which appears alongside the townland name in some of the historical forms.

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Thamclache Dalig1306CDI 693
Tamlactglyid, rectory of, to Odo McDonin prior Col1367Reg. Sweteman 269 $179
Tamlachtalyag, paroch. eccles de (D Offearchran)1438Annates Ulst. 6
(?)Patricum McKyerlayd de Tamlaghtlege1440Reg. Mey 31
Henricum Offercheran de Tamlathlead1440Reg. Mey 31
(?)Balehaygne, p. eccl. de [or =Haynestown?]1492Annates Ulst. 10
Minteriguai perp. vic. (Thos Oferachran)1500?Annates Ulst. 24n=Reg.Paul.3
Tamlachtalyag, Ecclesia de1500cAnnates Ulst. 6
Patrick Yheany, tenant on the lands of Monterheny1534Reg. Cromer ii $185
et relique de Monterigai (Eug. Ocullen, sub 30 mks1535Annates Ulst. 14
Rect. de Tawlaghleg1540Reg. Dowdall ii 93
St Kerain of Monterheny al. Tamlaghlege, vicar of1541Reg. Dowdall 97 $38
Monterenay, Malachy Kelly vicar1542Reg. Dowdall 98 $43
Rectory of Mounterkenny, alias Tannagbie1542cInq. (Mon. Hib.) 48
rect. de Talaghlyag, vic. ib.1544cReg. Dowdall 95 $128A
rect. de Tawlaghleg, vic. ib.1544cReg. Dowdall 93 $126A
Balenmore1599Boazio's Map (BM)
Parish Church of Townaghdeilly1608Sur. Ulst. 215
Ballymore, The Manor of1611CPR Jas I 190a
Ballymore, Tonregie otherwise1611CPR Jas I 190a
Ballymore, Tonregee al''1616Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $5 Jas. I
Ballymore, castle & manor of1616Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $5 Jas. I
Ballemoore1618cPynnar's Sur. Ulster 221 $176
Territory of Munter Heyney1620Rent Roll Arm. (Murray) 106
Ballymore, Tonregie al''1621Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $7 Jas. I
Ballemore1622Sur. Arm. & Tyr. 134
Ballymore1622Sur. Arm. & Tyr. 134
Castle & Manor of Ballymore1622CPR Jas I 515b
the parish of Tawnatalee alias Mounterheyney1622Sur. Arm. & Tyr.
Ballymore, Tandrage al''1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas. I
the pishe of Tawnaghtally1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas. I
rector'' de Mounterhenie al'' Tawnaglie1625Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $1 Car I
~Tamhlachta Gliadh i nGlionn Righe, Ciaran1630cMart. Don. Feb 4 p38
Ballymore al'' Tonregy1631Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $13 Car. I
church of Taunatlee1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 230
the parish of Taunatlee1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 227,229,230
the town & townland of Ballymore1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 232
Ballymoore, td in parish Dunashye (Oryer)1659Census 1659 29
Lower Ballymore1661BSD 8
Ballymore1664HMR Murray (1941) 124
Ballymore1664HMR Orior 421
Townaghly1672cHib. Del. 28
Townaly1672cHib. Del. 28
Ballywire C.1792Beaufort's Mem. (OSNB) NB 115
Ballymore1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) NB 115
Bal-i-more1835OSNB Pron. NB 115
Ballie More ""Great Town""1835Ballymore inf. NB 115
Ballymore also called Tanderagee Parish1835HC Rept on Pop. Ire (OSNB) NB 115
~Baile Mór ""Great Town""1835J O'D (OSNB) NB 115
Ballymore = Tamhlacht Gliadh1911Reg. Sweteman 293 index
An Baile Mór ""the large town, settlement""2001Arm. Terr, People + Place-names 319
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
11604
Place name type
T