townland
Béal Átha Chip
genitive: Bhéal Átha Chip
(Irish)
Bellakip
(English)

Glossary

English ford
English opening, approach, mouth

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    fordmouth/ford-approach of (the) tree stump?
    Ní léir brí an tríú heillimint

  • English

    fordmouth/ford-approach of (the) tree stump?
    The meaning of the third element is unclear

Centrepoint

53.7513, -9.76877latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1617
(?)Bellakip
Inq.(ME) Leathanach: II.273
1812
Ballyhip
Bald Bog Map
1830
Ballyhip
Bald Uimhir: 17
1830
Bally Kip
TAB Leathanach: 47
1833
Ballyhip
Knox Hist. Tuam Leathanach: 189
1838
Ballykep
Rent Office:AL (ME) Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Ballykep
BS:AL Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Ballykip
CM:AL Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Ballykep
Cess 1833:AL Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Ballykip
TAB Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Béal áith chip, 'mouth of the ford of the stock'
OD:AL Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Béal áth chip
pl:AL Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Bellakip
OD:AL Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
Beal a cap, 'Last's town'
Giblin, P.:AL Leathanach: ME088,4
1838
[Bellakip]
"There is a fort 30 chains W. of the E. extremity of the townland…"
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: ME088,4

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