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BALLYBOYS, a village, in the barony of LOWER-DUNDALK, county of LOUTH, and province of LEINSTER, on the north side of the bay of Dundalk; the population is returned with Ballymascanlan. It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 1435¾ statute acres, and contains within its limits Bellurgan Park, the seat of E.

Tipping, Esq., in which is a picturesque eminence commanding views of a bold and striking character. In the R. C. divisions it forms a separate district, called "The Lordship;" the chapel is situated near the bay, on the road to Riverstown.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.


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Historical Geography

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