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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, (

There is another Staball in Buttervant Co. Cork: - " is extended from the South wall of the Church of Ireland graveyard to Staball,............. (

And apparently there is a Staball Rise in or near Kiltimagh (

And to the town of Kiltimagh
He quietly made his way.
With hurried march the cemetery
Was soon left far behind.
Another day in the town he loved
Elated heart and mind.

"At Staball Rise 'twas a great surprise
A winding road to meet.

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.

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