Ballyhack, County Wexford
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There is also a belief that Ballyback translates to "Town of Excrement", but this may have been caused by English settlers trying to translate the old gaeilge to the old English. Baile(Bally)“Town or Townland and Chac (hack). Chac or Cac was old English slang for “dung excrement, kack, a privy, a boat“
The village contains a shop, a pub and a small quay for fishing boats.
There is also a cemetery located on a height near the edge of the village.
The school in the village is called St. Catherine's NS and is located on top of Ballyhack Hill. It opened in 1959.
References & footnotes
- "Ballyhack, Co. Wexford", Placename database of Ireland (Government of Ireland)
- Oxford dictionary of British place names