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Ballymoney, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Baile Monaidh [bala munee] ‘townland of the moor’.

Background

Town is 11.5km SE of Coleraine

bar: Dunluce Upper

The old townland of Ballymoney, which gave name to the town and the parish, has been renamed TOWN PARKS. There are several large bogs in the vicinity of the town. The site of the original parish church appears to have been in the townland of KILMOYLE UPPER OR KIRKMOYLE a short distance to the north-west [Bali Monaid 1412].

References

Additional Information

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Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Balybony1305EA 80
Balibony, Ecclesia de1306Eccles. Tax. 80
Balybony1334EA 81
Bali Monaid1412Annates Ulst. 134
Bali Inbonaid1414Annates Ulst. 134
Balibonaid1429Annates Ulst. 130
Balimbonaidh1431Annates Ulst. 131
Balleboni1488Reg. Octavian (EA) 81
Ballybonayd1497Annates Ulst. 132
Ballyvouny1542cReg. Dowdall $129 268
Balebonad1550EA 81
?Balla-monyn1586EA 329
Ballemoney1603Cal. Canc. Hib. (EA) 331
Ballemoney1604CPR Jas I 58a
?Ballinemonogh1608CPR Jas I 122a
Ballibony1609Jas I to Connor Cath. 263
Bellamony cum Tullagurr1633Regal Visit. (Reeves) 123
Ballimony1635Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $101
Bellemone1657cHib. Reg. Dunluce
Bellemone1659cCensus 1659 13
Ballymony Parrish & Towne1669HMR Ant. 57
Lower End of Ballymony Parish1669HMR Ant. 62
The Dimeanes of Ballymony1669HMR Ant. 59
The Upper End of the Parish of Ballymony1669HMR Ant. 61
Ballimony1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Ballymoney1780Lendrick Map
Ballymoney P.1780Lendrick Map
~Baile Móna ""bogtown""1832J O'D (OSNB) B105 B11
Ballymoney Town1837OSM xvi 20
Ballymoney Town1837cOSM xvi 9
Ballymoney Town (''bog town'')1837cOSM xvi 1
Ballymoney Town (abolition of market tolls)1837cOSM xvi 13
Ballymoney Town (assembly/ballroom)1837cOSM xvi 8
Ballymoney Town (dispensaries)1837cOSM xvi 14
Ballymoney Town (fair dates)1837cOSM xvi 4
Ballymoney Town (grain trade)1837cOSM xvi 8
Ballymoney Town (hotels)1837cOSM xvi 8
Ballymoney Town (houses)1837cOSM xvi 8,9
Ballymoney Town (mail coach road Belfast to Derry)1837cOSM xvi 6
Ballymoney Town (market house and Pres.)1837cOSM xvi 8
Ballymoney Town (markets and tolls)1837cOSM xvi 12
Ballymoney Town (mendicity institution)1837cOSM xvi 16
Ballymoney Town (roads)1837cOSM xvi 10
Ballymoney Town (school house)1837cOSM xvi 8
Ballymoney Town (table of schools)1837cOSM xvi 26
Ballymoney Town (table of schools)1837cOSM xvi 26
Ballymoney Town (table of schools)1837cOSM xvi 26
Ballymoney Town (table of schools)1837cOSM xvi 26
Ballymoney Town (table of schools)1837cOSM xvi 27
~""the town of the shrubbery"" (see p.59)1869Joyce i 497
~Baile Monaidh1989GÉ 185
~Baile Monaidh1989GÉ 185
Barony
Dunluce Upper
Parish
Ballymoney
Parish in 1851
Ballymoney
Townland
None
Place name ID
1590
Place name type
M:V:Y