Béal Átha Seanaidh
genitive: Bhéal Átha Seanaidh
validated name
(Irish)
Ballyshannon
(English)

Glossary

English ford
English opening, approach, mouth

Explanatory note

  • English

    fordmouth of (the) assembly-place

Centrepoint

54.5043, -8.19732latitude, longitude
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Properties

POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

g.d.
Átha Seanaigh
Aith.D Leathanach: 84, Véarsa: 21
1608
Ballyshanon
Survey Ulst. Leathanach: 183
1620
Ballashannon
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 10 J I
1620
Ballishanan al' Bealsheanny
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 10 J I
1620
Ballyshannone al' Belashremy
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 10 J I
1620
Bealashaney
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 10 J I
1620
Bealashannon
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 10 J I
1620
Bealasheany
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 10 J I
1620
Beallasheannii Ballyshannon
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 10 J I
1623
Ballesheany al' Ballyshannon
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 13 J I
1623
Ballisheany al' Ballishannon
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 13 J I
1623
Belasheany al' Ballyshannon
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 13 J I
1654
Ballishanan, Barr of
CS III Leathanach: 56
1654
Ballishannan
CS III Leathanach: 56
1659
Ballishannon
Cen. Leathanach: 43
1835
Beal áith seanaigh 'mouth of Seanach's ford'
OD:AL
1835
Baile sion an , Baile 'town' sion stormy, an 'water'
Ogilby:AL (DG)
1835
Bally 'a town', shannon 'old hugh'
Quinn:AL (DG)
1835
Ballyshannon
Rec. Name:AL
1835
Beul ath sean oadh 'mouth of the ford of old Hugh O'Donnell'
Thornley Esq:AL (DG)

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