I do not recognize a townland called Bally St. Michael in Longford or elsewhere, but bally
is the word for town in Irish. Templemichael is a Catholic parish in Longford town, and I
suppose that it might have been called Bally St. Michael by local people at some stage,
although 1850-60 is rather late for an "unofficial" townland name. Also if the
grandfather was a Protestant, and Church of Ireland records were the source of the birth
record in question, it's possible that their parish covering the same territory as
Templemichael might have had a somewhat different, but still related, name. Just an idea.
-------------- Original message from "Cynthia Glover"
I am putting this request on the List on behalf of someone else who
not have a computer
As a 10yr-old he saw a certificate for his grandfather, . KELLY, born
at Bally St Michael, (c 1850-60), a placename which always remained in
However, now that his children want him to trace his family roots he
cannot locate this place. (The certificate was destroyed along with
other family papers when his father died.)
He thinks it was a Townland possibly in Longford
Can anyone help?
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