townland
Baile an Chnocáin
genitive: Bhaile an Chnocáin
(Irish)
Ballyknockan
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
English hillock

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of the hillock

    Is é cnocán atá i gceist leirg thiar theas na talún airde idir an R427 agus an R426 arb é an cnoc coigríche cn Crois Uí Dhuibh/Croshy Duff (#1419165) an phríomhbheann.

    Cnocán an téarma ar an dá leirg thoir thuaidh thall in bf Cúil Chríche (#28491); cf. freisin 1608 ‘Knockanemore’ < An Cnocán Mór “the big hillock” ag tagairt do leirg theas Charraig Fhinn (#1417882) i gCill Tíle.

    Tá cur síos breá le fáil san Fhardal Seandálaíochta ar an gcaisleán i ndeisceart an bhaile fearainn (www.archaeology.ie).

Centrepoint

52.9918, -7.26437 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1549
Ballyknockan
Carrigan MS
1551
Ballycnockan
F Leathanach: 716
1552
Ballyknockan
F Leathanach: 1163
1557c
Balleknockane
P.R.O.L. Leathanach: 62/1
1563
Balleknockan
F Leathanach: 495
1564c
ballyknockan
Survey
c. 1565
Ballyknockane
Cotton Map
1566
Ballyknockan
F Leathanach: 971
1567
Ballyknockane
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 1 Eliz.
1569
Balleknockane
Francis Cosbie, gent
F Leathanach: 1376
1569
Balleknockan
F Leathanach: 1376
1570
Balleknockan
F Leathanach: 1624
1593
Balleknockan
Edw. Fitz Henry
F Leathanach: 5824
1623
Balleknockan
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 24 J I
1623
Balleknockan
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 24 J I
1624
Ballyknockane
CPR Leathanach: 579
1624
Balliknockan
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 25 J I
1642
Balliknockan
Dep. 1641
1642
Ballyknockan
Dep. 1641
1642
Balleknockan
Dep. 1641
1642
Ballinknockan
Dep. 1641
1642
Ballyknoghan
Dep. 1641
1652
Ballyknocan
Dep. 1641
1654-6
Bolleknockan
CS X Leathanach: 20
1655
Balleknockane
DS
1659
Balleknockan
Cen. Leathanach: 497
1660c
Balleknockane
BSD (La) Leathanach: 94
1685
Balleknockan
Hib. Del.
1805
Ballyknockan
Cahill (La)
1838
Baile chnocáin, 'town of the hillock'
OD:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
[Ballyknockan]
"…the ruins of Ballyknocking Castle are closest to the southern border."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Ballyknockan
OC:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Ballyknocking
BS:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Ballyknockan
HCons PR:AL  Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Ballyknockan
CM:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Ballyknockane
Inq. Eliz. I:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Balleknockane
DS:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Ballyknockan
pl:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
1838
Balleknockane
Ecc. Annals:AL Leathanach: LA029,3
2006
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