There are Ballyhenrys in half a dozen Irish counties. Today’s post looks at two of them near Comber, County Down: Ballyhenry Major and Ballyhenry Minor.
According to PLACENAMESNI, the name Henry was brought to this area by the Anglo-Normans, and Ballyhenry Major means “Henry’s big townland” and in Irish would be Baile Héinrí Mór. I hope the eponymous Henry likes brussels sprouts, because someone has been harvesting a lot of them in his townland.
As you go downhill towards Strangford Lough, the townland changes from Ballyhenry Major to Ballyhenry Minor. Farmland gives way to the Dermott and Moorfield housing developments on the edge of Comber, where residents are still making good use of the fertile soil.
Which civil parish are the Ballyhenry townlands in? Comber
Which county are the Ballyhenry townlands in? County Down