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Castletown, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Caiseal 'the stone ring-fort'

Background

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.

References

FK (2020)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Castletown (Mr Power)1828Land agent (OSNB) no.30(1)
Barony
Strabane Upper
Parish
Cappagh
Parish in 1851
Cappagh
Townland
None
Place name ID
20460
Place name type
T