population centretownland
Baile an Dúin
genitive: Bhaile an Dúin
validated name
(Irish)
Ballindoon
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
dún, dúnaibh
English fort

Centrepoint

54.0746, -8.32085latitude, longitude
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Properties

POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

1836
Ballindoon
BS:AL Leathanach: Sl024,3
1836
Ballindoon
CM:AL Leathanach: Sl024,3
1836
Ballindoon
Maxwell, Rev.:AL (Sl) Leathanach (AL): Sl024,3
1836
Ballindoon
TAB Leathanach: Sl024,3
1836
Ballindoon
OD:AL Leathanach (AL): Sl024,3
1836
Bail' an Dúin, 'town of the fort'
OD:AL Leathanach: Sl024,3
1836
Teampull Bhail' an Dúin
"old burial & large abbey - good deal up - not known who built" [pl]; "were stations on St Dominicks day & used to be performed [...] in open air & in the fields near the old abbey" [pl];
pl:AL Leathanach: Sl024,3
1836
[Ballindoon]
"The ruins of Ballindoon Abbey is situated at the south end of the townland...Saint Dominick's stone stands about 5 chains north of the ruins of the abbey and his well about 3 chains south of it" [Desc. Rem.];
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: Sl024,3

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