Ballyhay

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Ballyhay (from Irish: Baile Hae, meaning "Hay's townland"[1]) is a townland near Donaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Donaghadee and the historic barony of Ards Lower.[1] It is called Bellyhie in Ulster-Scots.[2]

Ballyhay is a rural farming community with much land used for arable and pasture farming. There are records of a church flourishing in the area since the late 13th, early 14th century.

There is transport available via the Number 7 bus (Moss road/Windmill road, Killaughey road) which travels from Millisle to Belfast via the Moss road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ballyhay". Place Names NI. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. ^ M'Gimpsey Johnston, John. "Another Ulster-Scots Writer: John M'Gimpsey Johnston". Ullans: The Magazine for Ulster-Scots. Ulster-Scots Academy.