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Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« on: Monday 09 August 21 23:39 BST (UK) »
Hello Troops,
in my research i have often come across the terms Ballybo and Ballyboe.
One is a form of land measurement and the other is another district name for the townland of Findrum. Could someone provide me with a bit of background on both terms?

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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 August 21 09:05 BST (UK) »
Cow town? ;D

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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 August 21 09:18 BST (UK) »
Bally = home or townland of....
Bo    Boe  the name of the person.
Yes Bo is Irish for Cow.
My daughters friend called her daughter Bo.
I asked did she know what it meant.  I didn't tell her!
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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 August 21 09:26 BST (UK) »
Findrum townland - adjacent to Ballyboe. Is that your place name reference?
https://www.townlands.ie/donegal/raphoe-south/convoy/convoy/findrum/

What is the context you have for Ballybo as a form of land measurement?
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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 August 21 09:26 BST (UK) »
Researching: Cuthbertson Co. Derry, Scotland & Australia; Hunter Co. Derry; Jackson Co. Derry, Scotland & Canada; Scott Co. Derry; Neilly Co. Antrim & USA; McCurdy Co. Antrim; Nixon Co. Cavan, Co. Donegal, Canada & USA; Ryan & Noble Co. Sligo

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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 August 21 09:28 BST (UK) »
Well done KG  ;)

I was going to speculate on the size of a field per number of cows  :)
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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 August 21 11:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for the great input. It again filled  some gaps. To Skoos - Cowtown that was very enlightening.

Thanks again.

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Jack
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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 11 August 21 10:40 BST (UK) »
Reminds me of the song "Three lovely Lassies from Bannion(sp?)

the lyrics contain the words
"my father has 45 shillings, and the grass of goat and a cow"
Begg - Dublin, Limerick, Cardiff
Brady - Dublin
Breslin - Wexford, Dublin
Byrne - Wicklow
O'Hara - Wexford, Kingstown
McLoghlin - Roscommon
Lawlor - Meath, Dublin
Lynam - Meath and Renovo, Pennsylvania
Everard - Meath
Fagan - Dublin
Meyler/Myler - Wicklow
Gray - Derry, Waterford
Kavanagh - Limerick

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Re: Ballybo/Ballyboe Definition?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 11 August 21 10:46 BST (UK) »
Eadaoin,
Lovely childhood memories there - Delia Murphy  :)
I never thought of that  ::)
Heywood
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