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Subject: Re: "Bally"
From: John Cahill <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
Date:Tue, 22 Feb 1994 20:00:31 -0800
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On Feb 22,  7:31pm, DENISE INGLIS wrote:
> Subject: "Bally"
> Does anyone know the meaning to the prefix "Bally-" that appears
>  in so many Irish place-names?
Bally is the anglicised form of Baile which means "town".
 
 
>What about "Kil-"?
>
Kil is the anglicised form of Cill which is usually used as a prefix meaning
"church of"
e.g. Kilmallock from the Irish Gaelic "Cillmoceallo/g" which literally
translated means "church of my Ceallo/g"   typically with a saints name
included,  other examples are Kilpatrick  etc.
 
> Denise Inglis
>
>-- End of excerpt from DENISE INGLIS
 
le meas
John Cahill

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