townland
Baile Mhílis
genitive: Bhaile Mhílis
(Irish)
Ballymeelish
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of Mílis
    Mílis — ainm pearsanta agus sloinne (< Miles na nAngla-Normannach)

    D’fhéadfadh ainm pearsanta nó sloinne a bheith i gceist le Mílis (< Miles). B’fhéidir go gcuireann 1655 ‘Ballguillyshy’ [leg. Ballyvillyshy] agus 1660c ‘Ballynclishy’ [leg. Ballyvilishy] an fhoirm mhalartach Baile an Mhílisigh “the town of An Míliseach (person surnamed Miles)” in úil.

Centrepoint

52.9045, -7.62845 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1624
Ballymelis alias Ballivillis
CPR Leathanach: 586
1636
Ballymelis al' Ballyviellis
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 20 C I
1655
Ballyvielis
DS
1655
allyuillisly
DS Par. (Reeves)
1655
Ballguillyshy
DS (Terr.)
1660c
Ballynclishy
BSD (La) Leathanach: 144
1685
B: vellis
Hib. Del.
1730
Ballymellis als Ballyvillis
CGn. Imleabhar: 65, Leathanach: 484, Uimhir: 46549
1744
Ballymilis
CGn. Leathanach: 112.551.79551
1805
Ballymeelish
Cahill (La) Leathanach: LA058,4
1838
Ballymeelish
BS:AL
1838
Ballymeelish platt
HCSV:AL Leathanach: LA058,4
1838
Ballymeelish
O'Maher, J.:AL
1838
Ballymeelsih
McCleen, W. : AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,4
1838
Ballymeelish
Cahill:AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,4
1838
Ballymelis alias Ballyviellis
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: LA058,4
1838
Ballynelishy
DS:AL Leathanach: LA058,4
1838
Baile Mílis, "Myles's own"
OD:AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,4
1838
B-mílis
pl:AL Leathanach: LA058,4
1838
Ballymeelish
OD:AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,4
2004
baliˑˈmiːliʃ
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