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Ballinderry, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Baile an Doire [bala an dirra] ‘townland of the oak wood’.

Background

Townland is 12km ENE of Cookstown

bar: Loughisholin

The site of the former parish church is marked by an old graveyard on CHURCH HILL. A portion of the parish of Ballinderry is in the barony of DUNGANNON UPPER in Co. Tyrone, the two portions being linked across the BALLINDERRY RIVER by BALLINDERRY BRIDGE [B:Derry 1609].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 10

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
B:Derry1609Esch. Co. Map 14
Derrey1613Lond. Comp. Valuation 307
Derrey1622Phillips MSS (Maps) Plate 24
Ballinderry1654Civ. Surv. iii 174
Ballinderry, ye 1/2 towne of1659cCensus 1659 135
Ballinderry1661BSDc 62
Ballydery, half1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 74
Balenderry1767Par. Tithe Bk (OSNB) No. 9
Ballinderry1813Sampson's Map
~Bal an doire ""place of oaks""1821MacCloskey's Stat. Report 61
Bal-lin-+der-ry1834cOSNB Pron. No. 9
~Baile an doire ""town of the oak wood""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 9
~""the town of the derry or oak-wood""1869Joyce i 351
~Baile-an-daire ""The townland of the oakgroves""1925Munn's Notes 183
~Abhainn Bhaile an Doire1989GÉ 180
~Droichead Bhaile an Doire1989GÉ 180
~Baile an Doire ""townland of the oak-wood""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 10
Barony
Loughinsholin
Parish
Kilcronaghan
Parish in 1851
Kilcronaghan
Townland
None
Place name ID
5171
Place name type
T