townland
Baile an Chláir
genitive: Bhaile an Chláir
non-validated name
(Irish)
Ballinclare
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
English plank bridge; plain

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of the plank(-bridge)
    Cf. an t-ainm Laidine 1306c Villa pontis, 'baile an droichid'.

  • English

    the town of the plank(-bridge)
    Cf. the Latin name 1306c Villa pontis, 'the town of the bridge'.

Centrepoint

52.1487, -10.0715 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1306c
Villa pontis?
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 297
1492
Villepontis?
The exact identification of the parish of Villa Pontis can only be a guess. It has been suggested that the Latin words may be a translation of the Irish Baile an Chláir which is a townland in the parish of Ballynacourty in which is situated the modern village of Annescaul in the Dingle peninsula. The Taxation List of 1302 places 'Villa Pontis between Minard and Inch (Ballinvoher) which would seem to confirm the view that Ballynacourty is in question. It must not be overlooked however, that the parish of Ballynacourty under that name, and without the alias Villa Pontis, occurs twenty-six years later in no. 144.'
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 38, 105
1601
Ballinclare
John Hussie, of Ballinclare
F Leathanach: 6498
1637
Ballinclare
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 315
1643
Ballen:clare
Dep. 1641 Leathanach: 192r
1667
Ballinclare
ASE Leathanach: 137, 44
1732
Ballynclare
CGn. Leathanach: 216.47992, Imleabhar: 69
1754
Ballinclare
CGn. Leathanach: 171.602.117452
1807
Ballinclare
CGn. Leathanach: 542.234.35727
1841
Ballinclare
ASE:AL
1841
Ballinclare
Inq. C I:AL
1841
Baile an chláir, 'town of the plain'
OD:AL
1841
Baile an chláir
pl:AL
1841
Ballinclare
OC:AL
1841
[Ballinclare]
"There is a blessed well at the boundary in the central W. side which is called 'Tobbernacrusha'…"
Desc. Rem.:AL
1841
Ballanclare
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci019,3
1841
Ballanclare
Inhabs.:AL
1939
Baile an Chláir
Féach bileog
TCCD Leathanach: 183
1947
bɑl′ ən ˈxlɑːr′
An Seabhac
1967
ˌbɑl′ənˈx′l′aːr′
Áit. Cainteoir: MÓS, Uimhir : T196b1
1967
Baile an Chláir 'fair'
ˈbɑl′ənˌxlɑːr′ˈf′eːr
.i. aonach
Áit. Cainteoir: MÓS, Uimhir : T196b1

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