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Killyleagh Parish (Castlereagh Upper portion), County Down

Origin

Ir. Cill Ó Laoch ‘church of the descendants of Laoch

Background

It is possible that Laoch is a variant spelling of Luighdheach, a genitive form of Lughaidh which was a popular name in early Ireland. The ruins of the medieval parish church are 1km north of the town centre, in the large townland of Corporation.  Most of the parish of Killyleagh is in the barony of Dufferin, but a small portion consisting of the townland of Killinchy in the Woods is in the barony of Castlereagh Upper.

References

McKay, P. (1999): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 88

Additional Information

Other portion in Dufferin; see the town of Killyleagh for historical forms of this name.

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Barony
Castlereagh Upper
Parish
Killyleagh
Parish in 1851
Killyleagh
Townland
None
Place name ID
35383
Place name type
P