townland
Baile Liam
genitive: Bhaile Liam
validated name
(Irish)
Ballywilliam
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of Liam
    Liam (< Uilliam) — ainm pearsanta (< William(e) na nAngla-Normannach).

  • English

    the town of Liam
    Liam (< Uilliam) — personal name (< Anglo-Norman William(e)).

Centrepoint

52.2563, -8.1304latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1590
Ballywilliam
Inq. Leathanach: I.205
1618
Ballyleam otherwise Williamstowne
CPR Leathanach: IV.14.363b
1659
Bally Wm
Cen. Leathanach: 312
1666-7
Ballywilliam
HMR (TÁ) Leathanach: 96
1714
Ballywilliam
CGn. Leathanach: 13.393.6109
1752
Ballywilliam
CGn. Leathanach: 151.560.102644
1778
Ballywilliam
T&S Leathanach: 121
1840
Ballywilliam
BS:AL
1840
Baile Uilliam
AL
1985
ˌbaliːˈwilʲəm
Áit.

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