Baile Coimín
genitive: Bhaile Coimín
validated name
(Irish)
Blessington
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the town of Coimín
    Coimín — sloinne (< Comyn)

    Leathaistriúchán is ea an t-ainm Béarla Blessington, le fáil den chéad uair sa bhliain 1667, atá bunaithe ar bhréagshanasaíocht: is cosúil gur tuairimíodh ag an am gurbh é *Baile Comaoin(e), 'the town of the blessing', an bunleagan Gaeilge. Deineadh an t-ainm Béarla seo féin a ghaelú san 18ú haois agus tá *Baile na mBeannacht, 'the town of the blessings', le fáil i lámhscríbhinní le Tadhg Ó Neachtain, taobh leis an gceartfhoirm Ghaeilge (m.sh. 'baile na mbeannacht .i. crois bhaile cuimin' KIL 20).

  • English

    the town of Coimín
    Coimín — surname (< Comyn)

    The English name Blessington, first found in 1667, is a translation based on false etymology: the original Irish name seems to have been interpreted at the time as *Baile Comaoin(e), 'the town of the blessing'. This English version was itself gaelicised in the 18th century and we find *Baile na mBeannacht, 'the town of the blessings', in manuscripts written by Tadhg Ó Neachtain, alongside the original Irish form (e.g. 'baile na mbeannacht .i. crois bhaile cuimin' KIL 20).

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53.1684, -6.53856latitude, longitude
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Properties

POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

1243
Villa Cumin
Alen's Reg.
1256-66
Villa Comen
Alen's Reg.
1280
villa Cumyn
Crede Mihi
1323
Comenston
Alen's Reg.
1326
Comynystonn
Alen's Reg.
1461c
Comynestoñ iuxt le Burgage
Statute Rolls Ire. Ed. IV
1533
Villa Comyn ... als. Comeneston
Rep. Vir.
1541
Comyngston
F
1545
Comenston
F
1547
Comenston
F Alt: 63
1550
Comenstowne
F Alt: 497
1577
Comenston
F
1611
Commonston
CPR Leathanach: 205
1640
Comenstowne
Inq. Lag. Alt: 29 C I
1642
Comens Towne
(fol.147r) 103
Dep. 1641
1655-7
Ballecomin
DS
1660c
Ballecomine
BSD (CM) Leathanach: 144
1665
Comenstowne als. Ballycomen
St. Patrick's Leases
1667
Bolecomine als. Cominstowne als. Commonstowne
ASE
1684
Ballecomine als. Comminstowne ... Blessinton, with the houses, lands, and the park, the commons of Monfeene, and all the commons antiently belonging .
CG
1685c
Ballecomin
Hib. Del.
1699
Blessing Town
Dublin Wills
1703
Blessington
Dublin Wills
1709
Ballecomyne als. Comonstown
CGn.
1714
Blessington
Dublin Wills
1728c
baile na mBeannacht [g.]
"do dícheanna re Roger Williams muilleoir baile na mBeannacht a gContae Chill Mantáin"
LN G198
1728
baile na mbeannacht .i. crois bhaile cuimin
KIL 20 Leathanach: 147
1728c
baile na mBeannacht [g.]
"...do dícheanna re Roger Williams muilleoir baile na mBeannacht a gContae Chill Mantáin"
LN G198 Leathanach: 287
1729
Blessington
Dublin Wills
1732
Manor of Blessington als. Three Castles
CGn.
1742
Blessington
Dublin Wills
1750c
blessingtown
Wheatley Map
1756
Blessingtown
CGn.
1760
Blessington
Nevill 1760
1772
Blessington
Dublin Wills
1809
Blesington
Scale's Atlas
1811
Blessingtown ows Blessington ows. Blessinton, Munfyn ows. Munfinne ow. Munfenin, Ballycomine ows. Bolecomine ors. Comonstowne
CGn.
1821
Blessington, Blessington Park
Duncan
1833
Town and Town Parks of Blesington [sic]
TAB
1839
Blessington Townland
Rec. Name:AL Leathanach: CM012,97
1839
Blessington
BS:AL Leathanach: CM012,97
1839
Blessinton
GJP 1837:AL Leathanach: CM012,97
1839
Blesinton
"Blesinton is thus written in the parish Register 1683:- and upon the comme[.....] plate of the church of the same date" [Moore, Rev. O.W.];
Moore, Rev. O.W.:AL Leathanach (AL): CM012,97
1839
Blesinton
Merrey, W.:AL Leathanach (AL): CM012,97
1839
Blessington
Tucker, Rev. T.:AL Leathanach (AL): CM012,97

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