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Ballycassidy, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Baile Uí Chaiside [bala ee khashidya] ‘(O’)Cassidy’s townland’.

Background

6.5km N of Enniskillen

par: Trory bar: Tirkennedy

The family of Ó Caiside ‘(O’)Cassidy’ were formerly hereditary poets and physicians to the Maguire rulers of Fermanagh. The BALLYCASSIDY RIVER flows into Lower Lough Erne a short distance to the west [Ballicashedy 1659].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 11

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballicashedy1659Census 1659 102
Ballicashedy [in Devenish parish] +Anagh1659Census 1659 102
(?)Ballycasheddy1777Taylor & Skinner 253a
~Baile Chaiseide (Maguire''s Ms)1834J O'D (OSNB) 54 B85
~Baile Ui Caiseide ""O''Cassidy''s town""1834J O'D (OSNB) 54 B85
Ballycassidy St Molaise''s Well St Laserian or Mola1834cOSM xiv 127
Ballycassidy bridge1834cOSM xiv 123
Ballycassidy mill1834cOSM xiv 125
Ballycassidy td bridge built 18171834cOSM xiv 126
Ballycassidy whole parish of Trory was formerly te1834cOSM xiv 129
~Baile-Ui-Caiside ""the O''Cassidy''s townland""1913Joyce iii 76
~Baile Uí Chaiside1989GÉ 182
~Baile Uí Chaiside ""(O'')Cassidy''s townland""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 11
Baile Uí Chaiside ""O''Cassidy''s townland""2001NIPNP replies KmtoIrvstn
Baile Uí Chaiside ""O''Cassidy''s townland""2002Fer. Bilingual Map PMcK
Barony
Tirkennedy
Parish
Trory
Parish in 1851
Trory
Townland
None
Place name ID
8115
Place name type
T