townland
Béal Átha Cláir
genitive: Bhéal Átha Cláir
non-validated name
(Irish)
Ballyclare
(English)

Glossary

English ford
English opening, approach, mouth
English plank bridge; plain

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    mouth of (the) ford of (the) plank; ford-mouth of (the) plain
    Tá an baile fearainn seo taobh le bf Béal Átha Cláir, par. Bhaile Mhic Cormaic, q.v.

  • English

    mouth of (the) ford of (the) plank; ford-mouth of (the) plain
    This townland is adjacent to bf Béal Átha Cláir/Ballyclare, par. Ballymacormick, q.v.

Centrepoint

53.6868, -7.8711 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1601
Bellaclare
F Leathanach: 6574
1602
Bellaclare
Kedaugh m'Lysagh O Ferrall, of Bellaclare
F Leathanach: 6699
1612
Bellaclare
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 3 Jac.1
1622
Bealaclare
CPR Leathanach: 533a
1629
Belaclare
Cotton Map
1655
Ballaghclare
DS
1660
Bellaclare
BSD Leathanach: 136
1667
Bellaclare
ASE Leathanach: 115
1813
Ballyclare
Edgeworth
1837c.
Ballyclare
BS:AL Imleabhar: C99, Leathanach: 59
1837c.
bel a cláir, baile an chláir, 'town of the plain'
AL Nóta: ?
1837c.
Baile Clare, 'The Broad Town'
Quinn, E.:AL
1837c.
Baile Chláir
OD:AL
1837c.
beul a chláir
pl:AL
1908
Baile cláir 'town of plain'
MacGivney Leathanach: 39
2008
baliˑˈkleːr
Áit.

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