townland
Baile Phiocáis Íochtarach
genitive: Bhaile Phiocáis Íochtarach
(Irish)
Ballypickas Lower or Bernardsgrove
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of Piocás
    Piocás — sloinne (< Pygaz na nAngla-Normannach)

    Tá an sloinne céanna seo le fáil i gCill Chainnigh. Féach 1325 ‘John Pegaz’ agus bf Baile Phiocáis/Picketstown (#27047). Cf. leis an logainm Sasanach 1246 ‘Wayepigaz’, 1243 ‘Waye Pigace’ (The Place-Names of Dorset I 246).

    Cf. pigace na Sean-Fhraincise a chiallaíonn ‘bróg bhiorach’.

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:

    1. Easca an chéad eilimint in iontráil 1549/50 ‘Askeballepekas’ — is minic an bhrí “gully, stream” leis seo i gCúige Laighean (féach Ó Crualaoich, Logainmneacha na hÉireann IV s.v. Ask)
    2. Ba ródhána an mhaise é an mionainm Cobbler’s Hill Cross Roads SO a cheangal le 1549 ‘Knockanvallyphekas’, 1633 ‘Knockballyviccas’ < Cnoc(án) Bhaile Phiocáis “the hill(ock) of Baile Phiocáis” de bharr bhrí an fhocail Sean-Fhraincise pigace a luaitear thuas.

Centrepoint

52.913, -7.29621latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1428
Ballipyckase
COD Imleabhar: iii, 62
1549
Ballephekas
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 68
1550
Askeballepekas
COD Imleabhar: v, 58
1551
Balleffeckas
F Leathanach: 685
1551
Ballyfeckas
F Leathanach: 838
1557
Bally Feccas
P.R.O.L. Leathanach: 62/1
1565
Ballinecash
Cotton Map
1567
Balleficas
F Leathanach: 1167
1569
Ballyfycace
F Leathanach: 1326
1570
Ballevicas
F Leathanach: 1623
1578
Ballyficace
David Hetherington, gent
F Leathanach: 3353
1593
Ballevitas or Ballyvicas
Alexander Cosbie
F Leathanach: 5825
1607
Ballevitas & Tulmore otherwise Clonetikhe
CPR Leathanach: 106
1611
Ballivitas otherwise Ballivicas
CPR Leathanach: 199
1616
Ballifitate
CPR Leathanach: 323
1633
Ballyficcas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 16 C I
1633
Ballyvenas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 16 C I
1633
Ballyviccas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 16 C I
1633
Ballyvinas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 16 C I
1633
Knockballyviccas
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 16 C I
1659
Ballypicas
Cen. Leathanach: 499
1660c
Ballypeckas
BSD (La) Leathanach: 100
1778
Barnets grove
Barnet Esq.r
T&S Leathanach: 110, 160
1805
Ballypeccas
Cahill (La)
2006
baliˑˈpikəs
Áit.
2006
bernərdzgroːv
Áit.

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