|Ballyboughal (also Ballyboghil)|
The parish RC church
|Elevation||35 m (115 ft)|
|Eircode routing key||A41|
|Telephone area code||+353(0)1|
|Irish Grid Reference|
Ballyboughal (Irish: Baile Bachaille), also sometimes Ballyboghil, is a village and district in central Fingal within the historic County Dublin, near the Naul. The name means the town of the staff, and the Bachal Isu was protected in this area until Strongbow moved it to Christ Church, Dublin. It is also near Oldtown.
In addition to the Church of the Assumption, erected in 1836, the medieval church still stands in ruins in the Old Ballyboughal Burial Ground north of the center of the town. It is the place where the Bachal Isu was kept. All the walls stand without the roof, and the building, which has some grave markers on the inside, is divided into a nave and chancel with doors on the north and south sides. The west gable has a triple bellcote, and the east gable has an arched window (without glass) dating from the fourteenth century.
There was a monastery in Ballyboughal sometime before the arrival of the Anglo-Normans.
There is a private family-run airfield, Ballyboughal Airfield, ICAO code EIBB, near the village. Lying within the Dublin Control Zone, this grass-strip facility holds a small number of historical aircraft, and has occasional educational activities, as well as hosting meetings of Balheary model aircraft flying club.
- Myles V. Ronan, "St. Patrick's Staff and Christ Church," Dublin Historical Record 5.4 (Jun. - Aug., 1943), pp. 121-129.
- Gwynn, Aubrey, and R. Neville Hadcock. Medieval Religious Houses: Ireland: With an Appendix to Early Sites. P. 374. Harlow: Longmans, 1970.
- Doyle, Joseph W. Ten Dozen Waters: The Rivers and Streams of County Dublin. 2013.
- Also known (Google Maps) as Balheary Flying Field
- "IAP - AD1.3 Index to Aeroromes and Heliports, issue Aug-Sept 2018". Irish Aviation Authority. Retrieved 5 September 2018.