Ballymacarret (Intake), County Down
Ir. Baile Mhic Gearóid ‘MacGarrett’s or MacCarrett’s townland’ + Eng. intake 'reclaimed land'
Ballymacarret Intake, which consists of land reclaimed from Belfast Lough, takes its name from the neighbouring townland of Ballymacarret (Irish Baile Mhic Gearóid ‘MacGarrett/MacCarrett’s townland’). Ballymacarret Intake is first designated a townland in the 1901 Census. The Oxford English Dictionary records the use of intake in Northern England to denote 'land reclaimed from moor etc.' and it is used similarly in Ulster place-names, but also for lands reclaimed from the sea or lakes, cf. Sydenham Intake.
ReferencesP. McKay, 2009
First designated a townland in 1901 Census
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|reclaimed land adjacent to Ballymacarret||1991||NIPNP posters Belfast|
- Castlereagh Upper
- Parish in 1851
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