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From Irish Béal Leice

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, famous for its pottery.
    Alternative form: Balleek
  2. A small village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
    Alternative form: Belleeks

Derived terms[edit]


Belleek (usually uncountable, plural Belleeks)

  1. Synonym of Belleek ware
    • 1896 June, “House Furnishing Review”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), volume 8, number 6, page 219:
      Belleek was invented about thirty-five years ago by a potter named William Henry Goss, of Stoke-upon-Trent, England, whose workmen were induced to go to the porcelain-works established in Belleek, and it was there that the ware was first produced in any considerable quantity.
    • 2000, Suzanne Von Drachenfels, The Art of the Table, page 55:
      Belleek was made for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, shaped often in the form of seashells or marine life, such as coral branches.
    • 2011, Deborah Shouse, ‎Ron Zoglin, Antiquing For Dummies:
      The value of a damaged Belleek can be bleak. Because the porcelain is so thin, even hairline cracks can radically affect the value.