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Ballynahaye, County Tyrone

Origin

Bealach na hÁithe ‘pass of the kiln’

Background

A routeway NW follows the Ballygawley Water up the valley, with a crossroads at 180m.  The alternative name in 1614 looks like Bealach na Caillí ‘pass of the old woman’, or possibly ‘of the wood’.

References

KM (2010)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballifagh=na1609Esch. Co. Map
Ballaghnehagh orse Ballaghnacally1614CPR Jas I 272a
Ballalloghin, Haye1629Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $7 Car. I
Ballaghnahay1655cCiv. Surv. iii 276
Belliherchay1664HMR Tyr. (1) 12
Bellaghnahey1666HMR Tyr. (2) 246
Ballynahaye td,hill 821ft1834OSM xx 62
Ballynahaye,hill 820ft1834OSM xx 64
Ballynahaye1835OSM xx 62
- the town of the lime-kiln1913Joyce iii 112
~baile na h-aithe - Town of the lime kiln1920cTNCT 43
~Baile na hAithe ""town of the lime kiln""1936TNCT 43
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Killeeshil
Parish in 1851
Killeeshil
Townland
None
Place name ID
20746
Place name type
T