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Oh my God: who wrote this crap? Ballybeg has no etymological connection to the French bailie. This is so basic. Bally is an anglicised form of the Irish word 'baile' which means 'town' and prior to that it meant 'homestead'. Sráidbhaile = village (one street town). 'Baile' is obviously an extremely common word in the Irish today. Ballybeg is from 'baile beag', meaning 'small town'. Grrr! 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:48, 11 November 2009 (UTC)