School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 390

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A/ bail = a place, bruigh (nó) brug = Palace
abhann = gen of abha, river or walker.
Baile-brug-abhann, Balbriggan } place of the palace by the Walker.
Legend says there was an old Palace @ Bremore.
B/ bailge = town, bríg = hills, abhann = water} Baile-brigh-abhann Bal-briggan} Built on number of hills near the sea.
C/ Brémór = Bremore
brugh (or) bré = Palace, móir = great} (or) brugh, mars (gen. or muir)} Palace of the sea or Great Palace
A Palace was supposed to be built on an island - gradually worn away with tides or sea.
D/ baile-Gáire: Garristown - Gáire = Battle Cry.
E/ The Grallagh = Griall - sand or gravel. Greallach (gen.)