Ballysallagh

Today’s post covers two townlands in County Down – Ballysallagh Major and Ballysallagh Minor.

According to the PLACENAMESNI website, the name Ballysallagh derives from the Irish An Baile Salach meaning “dirty townland”.

Ballysallagh road signThat’s such an unfair name, although maybe that road sign does make you think of dirt.  Ballysallagh is actually an attractive rural area of farmland and forests near Bangor.

Ballysallagh Forest signThe Major townland covers a larger area, and lies at a higher altitude, than its Minor neighbour.  The Ballysallagh Women’s Institute Hall is in the major townland, and is proudly dirt-free since its refurbishment in 2013.

Ballysallagh W.I.One of the loveliest parts of Ballysallagh Major is Cairn Wood.  Click here for descriptions of walking routes through the woodland.

Cairn Wood leaves


more information

Which county are Ballysallagh townlands in? County Down

Which civil parish are the Ballysallagh townlands in?  Bangor

ballysallagh major

Which townlands border Ballysallagh Major?   To the north, on the far side of the A2 Belfast to Bangor Road, Ballydavey, Ballygilbert and Ballymullan.

To the east, Ballysallagh Minor.

To the south, Ballyskeagh High.

To the west, Ballymoney and Craigogantlet.

Click here to see a map of Ballysallagh Major on Townlands.IE.

And finally, click here to read about the townland name on PLACENAMESNI.ORG.

ballysallagh minor

Which townlands border Ballysallagh Minor?   To the north, on the far side of the A2 Belfast to Bangor Road, Ballymullan.

To the east, Ballyleidy.

To the south, Ballyskeagh High.

To the west, Ballysallagh Major.

Click here to see a map of Ballysallagh Minor on Townlands.IE.

And finally, click here to read about the townland name on PLACENAMESNI.ORG.

 

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