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Ballintoy, County Antrim

Origin

perhaps Ir. Baile an Tuathaigh [bala an toohee] ‘townland of the ruler of the tuath’.

Background

The word tuath signifies a petty Irish kingdom. The parish of Ballintoy formed part of the neighbouring parish of BILLY until the late 17th or early 18th century. The townland of Ballintoy is bordered on the west by the townland of BALLINTOY DEMESNE [Ballenatoy 1603].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 10

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Cary
Parish
Ballintoy
Parish in 1851
Ballintoy
Townland
None
Place name ID
15422
Place name type
T