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Castletown, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Caisléan ‘castle’

Background

Castletown is the location of a 17thcentury Bawn, built in 1613 by Tirlogh O'Neill. A fragment of wall from the gable of a 19th house attached to the walled garden of the bawn appears to be to be a remnant of the castle (NISMR). Earlier forms of the name appear to be anglicised forms of the Irish element Caisléan ‘castle’.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Caslane1609Esch. Co. Map 11 Dunganon pt
Caslan1615CPR Jas I 272a
~Caislén1643cCín Lae Ó M. 17
Castle Towne1655cCiv. Surv. iii 286
the Stone band of Castltowne1655cCiv. Surv. iii 286
Castletowne1657CHib. Reg. Dungannon Lr,
Cattl-toune1664HMR Tyr. (1) 6
Castletown1666HMR Tyr. (2) 235
Castletowne1666ASE 110
Castletowne, manor of1669ASE 215
Castletown (x 2, Ch Land, Mr. Goff)1834cOSNB: gen. sources NB 128;D52
cont. Castletown Bawn residence of Captn. Moore1834cOSNB: gen. sources NB 128;D52
caisléan ''castle''2000HMC replies HMCsched
caisléan ''castle''2000HMC replies HMCsched
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Carnteel
Parish in 1851
Carnteel
Townland
None
Place name ID
20470
Place name type
T