Ballybough is an inner city district of north east Dublin city, Ireland. Situated north of the Summerhill Parade /N.C.R. intersection to Drumcondra and east of the that N.C.R. to the River Tolka at Fairview, adjacent areas include the North Strand and Clonliffe. The term Bailebough in Irish is derived from the 'Baile' Town and 'Bocht' meaning 'poor'. Prior to its urbanization in the late nineteenth century, Ballybough was known as Mud Island, owing to its proximity to the mud flats that now form Fairview and environs. In 2013, Dublin City Councillor Nial Ring started a controversial campaign to change the official Irish name from Baile Bocht to Baile Bog, on the grounds that 'Poor Town' was insulting to the residents.
Latitude: 53° 21' 23.40" N
Longitude: -6° 15' 2.88" W
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