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Cookstown, County Tyrone

Origin

Background

16km N of Dungannon

par: Derryloran bar: Dungannon Upper

The town of Cookstown is named after the planter Allan Cook who founded a settlement here in 1609 on land leased from the Archbishop of Armagh and obtained a patent for fairs and markets in 1628. The present town, which has portions in the four townlands of COOKSTOWN, LOY, GORTALOWRY and COOLNAFRANKY, was laid out c.1750 by William Stewart of nearby KILLYMOON. The Ir. name for Cookstown is An Chorr Chríochach [an khorr khreeghagh ] ‘the boundary hill’ [a’ Corr Críochach c.1645].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 46

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Dungannon Upper
Parish
Derryloran
Parish in 1851
Derryloran
Townland
None
Place name ID
5024
Place name type
T