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Ballard, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Baile Ard 'the high town'

Background

The name of this townland is obviously derived from its location high on the northern hip of Slieve Gullion.

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Corigodilane1605Ex. Inq. (Arm) 2 Jac. I 45
(?)Carickdoolin1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Bolleyard1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 228
Ballyard1657cHib. Reg. Orier
Ballyard1661BSD 1
Ballyard1666ASE 107 b 7
Ballyard1672cHib. Del. Armagh
Ballard1827Pontif. Hib. i 48
~Baile Ard ""High - Town""1835OSL (Arthurs) i 47
Ballard1835cOSNB No. 171
Ballards1835cCess Book (OSNB) No. 171
Bellard1835cOSL (Arthurs) i 47
~Baile árd ""high town""1835cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 171
~caoirigh an Bhaile Ard1840cMac Bionaid 41 l.24
~Ball Ard ""high spot""1955O'Kane's Killevy app.a (i)
An Baile Ard ""the high townland""2004NIPNP replies KMtoArmTur
Barony
Orior Upper
Parish
Killevy
Parish in 1851
Killevy
Townland
None
Place name ID
14915
Place name type
T