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Ballintate, County Armagh


Ir. Baile an Taite ‘townland of the tate’


The two references to the townland in 1609, Ballintate and Antaly, reveal that the area was knownsimply by the name of a land unit found more often in Fermanagh, Monaghan and south Tyrone: An Táite ‘the tate’.  At a notional 60 acres, based on the tate, the Fermanagh townlands remain in general smaller that the townlands of other northern counties, based on the ballybo, notionally of 120 acres. Ballintate is on raised ground east of Aghincurk, and rises to 437 feet at its south end. It is smaller than Aghincurk, and the National Trust nature reserve of Ballymoyer lies south of it.


Muhr, Kay – Territories, People and Place-Names in Co. Armagh (Armagh – History and Society, ed. A J Hughes & W. Nolan, 2001)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Antaly1609Church Lands Arm. 87
Ballintate1609Esch. Co. Map 5.27
Ballintate, one sessioe in1613Rent Roll Arm. (PRONI) 6
Ballyntale1614cCPR Jas I 273a
Ballintate1620cCPR Jas I 478a
Ballintate1633Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $20 Car. I
Taty1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 225
Tate1657cHib. Reg. Fewes
Tate1661BSD 16
Tate1672cHib. Del. 28
Tate1703Ashe's Acc. Arm.
Tate1713Rental Arm. 49
Ballentate1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) B''moyre
Ballintate1830cArmstrong's Survey (OSNB) B''moyre
Ballintate1830cEvans's Return (OSNB) B''moyre
Ballintate1830cSir Walter Synnot (OSNB) B''moyre
Baile an Táite ""Town of Tate (a tate is sixty acre1834cJ O'D (OSNB) B''moyre
Baile an Ta/ite ""Town of Tate (a tate is sixty acr1835J O'D (OSNB) B''moyre
~Ballintate Beul-teithe The tortous defile1838Donaldson's Fews 98
~Ballintate Baile-an-táit the townland of the ""tat1923Murray's Fews 107
Fews Upper
Parish in 1851
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