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Ballysallagh Minor, County Down

Origin

Ir. An Baile Salach ‘dirty townland’ + Eng. minor 'smaller'

Background

The historical evidence indicates that Ballysallagh had been subdivided into major and minor portions as early as the beginning of the second half of the 17th century.  However, as it is attested without the suffix in earlier sources, we cannot be sure that the subdivision (i.e. *Baile Salach Mór and *Baile Salach Beag) also existed in Irish (although this remains a possibility). The name Baile Salach is not confined to County Down; there are two examples of it in Co. Waterford and two in Co. Limerick (L. Log. P. Láirge 11; L. Log. Luimní 16).

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 160; revised MOM

Additional Information

See also Ballysallagh Major

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Ballesallogh

1604CPR Jas I 38a

Ballesallagh

1605CPR Jas I 72b

Ballisallagh

1605Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac. I

Ballysallogh

1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxxi

Ba, Sallagh

1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 6, 7

Ba: Sallagh

1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 2, 6, 8

Ba: Sallagh

1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 2

Ballesallagh

1630Ham. Patent [1630] xi

Ballysallagh

1630Ham. Patent [1630] xx

Ballesallagh

1662Inq. Ult. (Down) $23 Car. II

Ballysalla

1823Downshire Direct. 316

Ballysallogh

1830cTreas. Warrant (OSNB) No. 54
Ballysallagh minor1659cCensus 1659 94
Balleselloghnunor1661BSD 124
Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Bangor
Parish in 1851
Bangor
Townland
None
Place name ID
6669
Place name type
T