Ballyhooly

Irish Local Names Explained

Ballyhooly near Mallow; took its name from an ancient ford on the Blackwater, called in the Book of Lismore Ath-ubhla [Ahoola]; the ford of the apples. The people now call it in Irish Baile-atha-ubhla (which they pronounce Blaa-hoola), the town of the apple ford, which has been shortened to the present name.

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