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Ballynure, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Baile an Iúir [bala an yure] ‘farmstead of the yew tree’.

Background

Village is 3.5km NE of Ballyclare

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The village of Ballynure straddles the townlands of TOBERDOWNEY and DUNTURKY. The ruins of the former parish church are in a graveyard opposite the present Church of Ireland church in the townland of TOBERDOWNEY [Ballinower 1605].

References

Additional Information

T.(1851); Town (1961)

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
?Ywes, Ecclesia de1306Eccles. Tax. 68
Ballinower1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 47
Ballinowre1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 46,49
Ballinowre, Cinament of1605Inq. Ant. (DK) 43,46
cinament of Ballimowre1606CPR Jas I 78a
cinament of Ballinoure1606CPR Jas I 77a
Ballynowe1608CPR Jas I 125a
Ballynowre1608CPR Jas I 125b
Balynowre1608CPR Jas I 125a
Ballinure1609Jas I to Connor Cath. 263
?Ballymure1621Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Jas.I $7
Ballinure1640Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $141
Ballynure1640Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $141
The Quarter of Ballynure1659cCensus 1659 9
Ballinewre Parish1669HMR Ant. 48
Ballynure P.1780Lendrick Map
~Baile an Iubhair ""town of the yew""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A 15
?Ywes1847EA 68
~""yew-town""1869Joyce i 511
~Baile an Iúir1989GÉ 187
~Baile an Iúir1989GÉ 187
~Baile an Iúir ""townland of the yew tree""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 17
Barony
Belfast Lower
Parish
Ballynure
Parish in 1851
Ballynure
Townland
Dunturky/Toberdowney
Place name ID
6243
Place name type
M:V