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Subject: Re: "Bally"
From: Seamus Mac Conaonaigh <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
Date:Wed, 23 Feb 1994 17:38:00 WET
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>Does anyone know the meaning to the prefix "Bally-" that appears
> in so many Irish place-names?  What about "Kil-"?
 
"Bally-" comes from the Irish word "baile" which literally means
"home" but is also used for "town, village."
 
"Kil-" comes from the Irish word "Cill" which means "church."
 
Hope this helps.
 
Beannachtai/,
Seamus Mac Conaonaigh.
 
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