Baile: settlement and landholding in medieval Ireland

Gregory Toner

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the use of the term 'baile' in Irish sources since the twelfth century. It is shown that the core meaning of the word is 'occupied space', whether by a habitation site (farmstead, village, town, etc.) or agricultural land (farm, townland, ballybetagh). The baile existed simultaneously at these different levels as part of a wider system of landholding, evaluation and taxation.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages25-43
    JournalÉigse: A Journal of Irish Studies
    Volume34
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    Village
    Taxation
    12th Century
    Evaluation
    Landholding
    Farm
    Ireland
    Medieval Period

    Keywords

    • baile
    • baile biataig
    • ballybetagh
    • townland
    • landholding
    • medieval Ireland

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    Baile: settlement and landholding in medieval Ireland. / Toner, Gregory.

    In: Éigse: A Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 34, 2004, p. 25-43.

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