Castletown, County Tyrone
Ir. An Caiseal 'the stone ring-fort'
Castletown is a relatively common name in Co. Tyrone where it appears as the name of no less than six townlands (there are two more in Co. Antrim). The name is clearly of English origin. The Irish element caiseal is derived from, or cognate with, the Latin castellum (English castle) and is normally anglicised cashel but the paucity of historical evidence here makes it difficult to know if this name was coined in Irish, or not.
A previous NIPNP suggestion relates the name to a stone ring-fort, but there is now no trace of a fort in the townland.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Castletown (Mr Power)||1828||Land agent (OSNB) no.30(1)|
- Strabane Upper
- Parish in 1851
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