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Dollingstown, County Down

Origin

Dolling's (surname) + Eng. town

Background

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.

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 57; Muhr, K. (1996): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 6 p. 251-2

Additional Information

T., 1851 Census

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Baile Dhollainn / Dollingstown

1988Éire Thuaidh

Baile Dhollainn

1992PNI 251
Barony
Iveagh Lr., Up. Half
Parish
Magheralin
Parish in 1851
Magheralin
Townland
Taughrane
Place name ID
11106
Place name type
M:V