Ballyrushboy, County Down
Ir. Baile Rois Buí ‘yellow townland of the wood’
The Irish element ros can signify either ‘peninsula’ or ‘wood’. In the case of this inland townland, ‘wood’ is obviously the more appropriate. The element buí ‘yellow’ appears to refer to the colour of the vegetation at an earlier period.
ReferencesP. McKay, 2009
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
Baile Rossa Buidhe ""Yellow Ross''s town""
|1834c||J O'D (OSNB) E 124|
Baile Ros Buí ""townland of (the) yellow woods""
|1991||NIPNP posters Belfast|
|Ballyrossboy||1605||Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac I|
|BalleKoshoy||1623||Ham. Copy Inq.  xli|
|Ballerosboie||1623||Ham. Copy Inq.  xxxiii|
|Ballerosboy||1623||Ham. Copy Inq.  xli|
|Keshboy||1659c||Census 1659 88|
|Ballyrushboy||1745||Map of Down (OSNB) E 124|
|Ballyrushboy||1810||Wm. Map (OSNB) E 124|
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