civil parishtownland
Baile Héine
genitive: Bhaile Héine
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English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of Héin; the wretched town
    Is mar sloinne a thuigtí an eilimint Héin(e) sa Ghaeilge, ach b'fhéidir go bhfuil baint aige leis an bhfocal Méan-Bhéarla haene/hean, 'bocht, dearóil'. 'Páirc, gort' is brí leis an seanainm Meán-Bhéarla sna foirmeacha luatha 'Felde', 'Feld', 'Felda', 'Filda' (1301–1449)

  • English

    the town of Héin; the wretched town
    The element Héin(e) was understood by Irish speakers to be a surname, but it may be derived from Middle English haene/hean, 'poor, wretched'. The earlier name, appearing as 'Felde', 'Feld', 'Felda', 'Filda' (1301–1449), means 'field' in Middle English


53.9592, -6.4209latitude, longitude
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