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Posted by Mrsk on August 03, 2004 at 05:16:27:
In Reply to: Re: Staball posted by Tempus on August 02, 2004 at 23:22:05:
Could the word staball be a corruption of stable or stábla ?
There is a Staball Hill in Ballydehob,Co. Cork, (groups.yahoo.com/group/energyresources/message/1373).
There is another Staball in Buttervant Co. Cork: - ".......it is extended from the South wall of the Church of Ireland graveyard to Staball,............. ( http://mywebpage.netscape.com/kikihynes/buttevant.html).
And apparently there is a Staball Rise in or near Kiltimagh (http://www.kiltimagh.net/fr_denis.html):-
And to the town of Kiltimagh
"At Staball Rise 'twas a great surprise
The word staball even appears in the verse 2 of the Irish translation of the song "Once in Royal David's City" - B'e an staball thug dha fasgadh,
Staball is also a surname and the name of a fuel additive.