townland
Baile Fíonáin
genitive: Bhaile Fíonáin
(Irish)
Ballyfinnan
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of Fíonán
    Fíonán — ainm pearsanta

    D’fhéadfaí an sloinne Ó Fíonáin a chur san áireamh freisin: cf. ‘Genelogia Clainne Fínáin’ agus ‘Húi Fínáin … hi Cluain EidnechCorpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae 128a5, 127b (de chuid Laoighse). Cf. freisin an logainm Cill Fhíonáin (#3384) in Uí Dhróna (Ce) laisteas.

Centrepoint

52.9217, -7.01943 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1549
Ballyffenan & le ffernan
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 69 +109
1549
Ballyffynan
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 104 +111
1549
Ballyfynan
F Leathanach: 249
1567
Bellefenan
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 1 Eliz.
1571
Ballyfynan alias Clonefynan
John Barnyse
F Leathanach: 1697
1571
Clonefynan, Ballyfynan alias
F Leathanach: 1697
1588
Ballifinnan alias Clonefinnan
John Baskerfield
F Leathanach: 5147
1601
Ballifinnan otherwise Clonfinnan
CPR Leathanach: 76
1606
Clonfinnan, Ballifinnan otherwise
CPR Leathanach: 76
1659
Ballifinnan
Cen. Leathanach: 500
1660c
Ballintinnan, Quoanebegg &
BSD (La) Leathanach: 82
1838
Baile Uí Fionnain, 'O'Finan's town'
OD:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinnan
OD:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinnan
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Bellefenan
Inq. Eliz. I:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Baile Uí Fionnain, 'O'Finan's town'
OD:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinnan
OD:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinnan
BS:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinan
HCSV:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinnan
BS:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinan
HCSV:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Ballyfinnan
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
1838
Bellefenan
Inq. Eliz. I:AL Leathanach: LA032,20
2006
baliˑˈfinin
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