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Ballyronan, County Derry

Origin

Ir. Baile Uí Rónáin [bala ee roanine] ‘(O’)Ronan’s townland’.

Background

On W shore of Lough Neagh, 9km ENE of Moneymore

par: Artrea bar: Loughinsholin

The surname (O’)Ronan, while well attested in the south of Ireland, is rare in the north. The village of Ballyronan was founded in 1788 in the townland of BALLYRONAN MORE in the parish of Artrea while the neighbouring townland of BALLYRONAN BEG is in the parish of Ballinderry [Two Ballioronans 1654].

References

Additional Information

Td Index 1851

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
2 Ba:Ronane1622Phillips MSS (Maps) Plate 26
~Boile in tSaluinn1645cCín Lae Ó M. 1
Two Ballioronans1654Civ. Surv. iii 171
Balloronan1657Bishop. Der. i 263
Ballyronanmore1659cCensus 1659 138
Ballyronan more1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 72
~Baile Uí Rónáin1989GÉ 187
~Baile Uí Rónáin ""(O'')Ronan''s townland""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 17
Barony
Loughinsholin
Parish
Artrea
Parish in 1851
Artrea
Townland
None
Place name ID
5631
Place name type
M:V