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Mackey’s migration to Ireland


The Mackeys were evicted from their lands in Scotland around the time of Queen Elizabeth I and sent to Ireland, where they quickly integrated with the local communities, being both Catholic and Scottish (eventually Irish speakers). Incidentally, Ballymackey means “Mackey’s Town” in English, Bally being an Anglicization of the Irish word Baile, meaning town.


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