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An Old Irish word meaning place or piece of land and a Modern Irish word meaning town or townland; it appears in innumerable Irish and Scottish place-names such as Baile Átha Cliath [Ir., town of the hurdle ford]; Dublin, or Baile an Mhóta [Ir., townland of the mound]: Ballymote. It is usually anglicized as ‘Bally-’.

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