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Ballymongan, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Baile Uí Mhongáin ‘O'Mongan's Town’

Background

Following the same qualifying element in the parish name, the element that appears with baile ‘townland’ is the family name  Ó Mongáin (O'Mongan), a reference to the family who held St. Cairell's Termon or Sanctuary Lands (Joyce iii, 106). This origin is correctly identified in the form assigned to John O’Donovan Baile Uí Mhongáin ‘O'Mongan's Town’.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballimongan1655cCiv. Surv. p.366
Ballimongon & Aghilonring1655cCiv. Surv. 366
Ballimongan, Croy & Aghilonrinny1657cHib. Reg. 26
Ballymongan1666HMR Tyr. (2) 253
Ballymongan1666HMR Tyr. (2) 253
Ballimongan1672cHib. Del.
Ballymongan (Revd Coulthart)1835cClergyman (OSNB)
~Baile Uí Mhongáin ""O''Mongan''s Town""1835cJ O'D (OSNB)
~Baile Ui Mongain: Mongan''s town1920cTNCT 7
Barony
Omagh West
Parish
Termonamongan
Parish in 1851
Termonamongan
Townland
None
Place name ID
3281
Place name type
T