Baile na Coille
genitive: Bhaile na Coille
validated name
(Irish)
Ballinakill
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
coill, coillidh, coillte, coille
English wood

Hierarchy

county

barony

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of the wood

    Deir Ó Corragáin ‘Irish speakers in Co. Kilkenny sometimes call Ballinakill, Beoll-aw-na-killa [Béal Átha na Coille], and sometimes Bollia-na-killa [Baile na Coille]. The former … is the more correct form of the name’ (History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory II 394). Ní léir cén t-údarás atá aige an chéad fhoirm a mholadh mar seo; ní réitíonn a dtagann anuas chugainn d’fhianaise stairiúil le béal átha in aon chor. Bhí áth anseo gan amhras (féach History of the Queen’s County I 231–2). Cf. bf Baile Amhlaoibh (#28019).

    Mar leis an dara heilimint de, ní féidir na coille “of the wood” a aithint thar na cille “of the church” i bhfoirmeacha béarlaithe. Níl aon dabht ná go raibh an áit seo coillteach, ach féach freisin go bhfuil sé lámh leis an láthair eaglasta ársa bf Cill Chrónáin (#27772). Tugaimid aitheantas anseo don litriú Gaeilge 1646 ‘B. na Coilleadh’ ag Ó Mealláin. (Fianaise indíreach ar son coill b’fhéidir, is ea an nóta eolais a scríobh Laurence (Maoleachlainn) Ó Broin ar a chóip féin de Chín Lae Uí Mhealláin, sa mhéid is nach ndéanann sé aon leasú ar an litriú; cf. Litreacha na Suirbhéireachta Ordanáis II 265.)

    Maidir leis an ainm 1549 ‘Clecowrick’, et var., féach bf Cill Chrónáin (#27772).

Centrepoint

52.8745, -7.30788latitude, longitude
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Properties

POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

1838
Ballinakill
Bailey, C.:AL Leathanach (AL): LA024,4
1838
Ballinakill
OC:AL Leathanach: LA024,4
1838
Ballynakill
OD:AL Leathanach (AL): LA024,4
1838
Ballanekilly
Ecc. Annals:AL Leathanach: LA024,4
1838
Balinakill
Edge, J.:AL Leathanach: LA024,4
1838
Ballinakill
Johnston, G.:AL Leathanach (AL): LA024,4
1838
Ballinakill
French, Rev.:AL Leathanach: LA024,4
1838
Ballinakill
HCSV:AL Leathanach: LA024,4
1838
Ballynakill
Cahill Co. Map:AL Leathanach (AL): LA024,4
1838
Ballinakill
Cramer, J. T.:AL Leathanach (AL): LA024,4
1838
Ballinakill
Bar. Cons.:AL Leathanach: LA024,4
1838
Ballinakill
BS:AL Leathanach: LA024,4
2006
balnəˈkil
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