Dollingstown, County Down
Dolling's (surname) + Eng. town
2.5km E of Lurgan
par: Magheralin bar: Iveagh Lower, Upper Half
According to Atkinson, the village of Dollingstown on the road from Magheralin to Lurgan was named from the Reverend Boughey Dolling, "in 1651" rector of Magheralin (Atkinson's Dromore 212). In the 1830s the Ordnance Survey Name-Book gives forms from "the Rev. Boghey Dolling, rector of the parish" and the Memoir refers to the Glebe house as his residence (OSNB E8.59; OSM xii 110a), so that either there was a long line of Dollings or Atkinson's date is a misprint. Dollingstown is not shown on 18th-century maps and so probably did not exist at that date (Sloane map; Harris Hist. map). The road from Lurgan to Dollingstown is known locally as the Cottage Road.
The village of Dollingstown is in the townland of TAUGHRANEon the old road from Moira to Lurgan. It is said to be named from the Rev. Boghey Dolling, rector of the parish of Magheralin, who resided there early in the last century.
ReferencesMcKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 57; Muhr, K. (1996): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 6 p. 251-2
T., 1851 Census
Historical name form
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Baile Dhollainn / Dollingstown
- Iveagh Lr., Up. Half
- Parish in 1851
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