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Bellanaleck, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Bealach na Leice [balagh na lecka] ‘way/pass of the (flag)stone/flat rock’.

Background

On W bank of Upper Lough Erne, 7km S of Enniskillen

par: Cleenish bar: Clanawley

The reference of the final element may be to a former ford across the narrow channel of Upper Lough Erne (cf. Belleek)[Ballanaleck 1837].

References

McKay, P. (2007) A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p.22;

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
B:inebeg + ch symbol (Clonawley)1672cHib. Del. Fermanagh
Bellanaleck1834OSM xiv 14,29
Bellanaleck (church of that name)1834OSM xiv 17,19
Bellanaleck (old church)1834OSM xiv 16
Bellanaleck (school)1834OSM xiv 24
Bellanaleck (seat of Nixon)1834OSM xiv 18
~Bealach na Leice (Béal Atha crossed out) ""pass or1834J O'D (OSNB) B128 B54
~Beal-atha-na-leice ""ford of the flagstone""1913Joyce iii 137
~Bealach na Leice1989GÉ 189
~Bealach na Leice ""way/pass of the (flag)stone/fla1999Dict. Ulst. PN 22
Bealach na Leice ""way or pass of the (flag-)stone 2002Fer. Bilingual Map PMcK
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Cleenish
Parish in 1851
Cleenish
Townland
None
Place name ID
13170
Place name type
T