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From: "Vivien Hick" <>
Subject: Re: "Bally"
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 10:30:55 -0000
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Jimmie,
Bally is an Anglicisation of the Irish word 'baile' meaning 'home'. So over
time it has come to mean a settlement. Now you see why there are so many
'ballys'!
Vivien Hick
"Jimmie Barnes" <> wrote in message
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> Ballyshannon, Ballyvaughan, Ballycastle.
> My question is: What does "Bally" mean?
>
> One Irish friend jokingly said it means a place with a store and four
> taverns.
>
> Jimmie
>
>



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