The town church
Coordinates: 53°31′15″N 6°16′00″W / 53.52083°N 6.26667°W / 53.52083; -6.26667Coordinates: 53°31′15″N 6°16′00″W / 53.52083°N 6.26667°W / 53.52083; -6.26667
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
  Total 1,946
Eircode (Routing Key) A41
Irish Grid Reference O149535

Ballyboughal (Irish: Baile Bachaille, Irish pronunciation: [ˈbˠalʲəˈbˠaxəlʲə]) is a town in North Dublin near the Naul. The name means the town of the staff, and the Bachal Isu was protected in this area until Strongbow moved it to Christ Church, Dublin.[1] It is also near Oldtown.


  1. Myles V. Ronan, "St. Patrick's Staff and Christ Church," Dublin Historical Record 5.4 (Jun. - Aug., 1943), pp. 121-129

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