Balrathboyne

Irish Local Names Explained

Balrathboyne in Meath. St. Baeithin [Bweeheen; but often pron. Boyne], the son of Cuana, built a church here near an ancient rath, and the rath remains, though the church is gone. Hence it was called Rath-Baeithin, and in recent times, Balrathboyne, the town of Baeithin's rath.

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