Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man
Manx Place Names: Ballabeg

Mon, 28 Jun 2021

An exploration of one of the Isle of Man's great Manx Gaelic place names; Ballabeg.

Probably the most common word in place names across the Isle of Man is 'balla.'
This can be found in the majority of the Island's farm names and a large number of other places around the Island, like at Ballabeg.
But what does the word mean, and what does it tell us about the place...?

This is one in a series of films exploring the Manx in places names all over the Island.

This film was produced by Culture Vannin in 2021.
Culture Vannin exists to promote and support all aspects of culture in the Isle of Man.