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Greencastle, County Tyrone

Origin

Background

10.5km ESE of Gortin

par: Bodoney Lower bar: Strabane Upper

There is no record of any castle here. There is a local tradition that the ‘castle’ was in fact the first Catholic chapel and that the element ‘green’ refers to grass which grew on the thatched roof. Greencastle is in the townland of SHESKINSHULE [Greencastle 1837].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 79

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Green-castle (townland with Castle element)1802Stat. Sur. Tyr. (McEvoy) 204
~An Caisleán Glas1988Éire Thuaidh C35
Barony
Strabane Upper
Parish
Bodoney Lower
Parish in 1851
Bodoney Lower
Townland
Sheskinshule
Place name ID
4311
Place name type
M