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Ballystrudder, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Baile Strudair [bala struddir] ‘Strudar’s townland’.

Background

At head of Larne Lough, 9km NE of Carrickfergus

par: Island Magee bar: BelfastLower

The final element of the place-name is a gaelicised form of the Norse surname Trodder [Ballytredder 1669].

References

McKay, P. (2007) A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p.18;

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballytredder1669HMR Ant. 41
B:truster1780Lendrick Map
~Baile Strother ""Strother''s town""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A17 A198
Baile Sruthair ""Town of the Stream""1934Magill's Antrim 68
~Baile Strudair1989GÉ 187
~Baile Strudair1989GÉ 187
~Baile Strudair ""Strudar''s townland""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 18
Barony
Belfast Lower
Parish
Island Magee
Parish in 1851
Island Magee
Townland
None
Place name ID
18574
Place name type
T