Definition of ballyboe in English:

ballyboe

noun

Irish English
historical
  • A measure of land in Ireland (chiefly Ulster).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Parliamentary Papers. From Irish baile bó (now hist.) from baile place, town, townland, unit of land measurement + bó, perhaps with reference to the amount of land needed to graze a certain number of cows.

Pronunciation

ballyboe

/balɪˈbəʊ/