James McCue from Ballinakill

My Great Grandfather, James McCue,  born Sept 1834 left Ireland in about 1850.  He beame a sucessful farmer in Illinois. In his 1886 biography in a local Illinois book, he says he came from Balankiln, County Galway.  I cannot find Balankiln and am assuming it was a misspelling.  His parents were Thomas and Honora Ternon McCue.  They lived and died in Ireland.  I am hoping your community might be where he came from.  I am also assuming his name may not have been McCue ni Ireland, but rather McHugh, but I cannot prove that. Any information will be appreciated.

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