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Craigarusky, County Down

Origin

Ir. Carraig an Rúscaigh ‘rock of the marsh’

Background

Craigarusky is just north of the townland of Killinchy, and the boundary between it and Ballymartin in Tullynakill to the north is the Mill Water.  Rather than the Irish word Creag ‘a rock’ the historical evidence shows that the name begins with the longer variant carraig (Carrig Rouske, 1605).  The Sites and Monuments Record includes the site of a fort in the townland, but no standing stones.

References

KM, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Carrick-rouske1605Inq. Ult. (Down) $1 Jac. I
Karrickrowsky othw Carrickaruskie (the Duffrin)1624CPR Jas I 587b
Barony
Dufferin
Parish
Killinchy
Parish in 1851
Killinchy
Townland
None
Place name ID
17322
Place name type
T