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Templepatrick, County Down

Origin

Ir. Teampall Phádraig  ‘Patrick’s church’

Background

According to tradition, St. Patrick landed here after a journey from Scotland and left the imprint of his hand and foot on a rock near the shore.  A well in the vicinity has been credited with healing qualities (O'Laverty ii 34-5; Harris Hist. 68; Descr. Ards 38; Knox Hist. 485).

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 195

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Temple-Patrick1605Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac. I
Templepatrick1615Terrier (Reeves) 57
Templepatrick1810Wm. Map (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Templepatrick1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Teampul Phátraic ""Patrick''s church""1834cWm. Map (OSNB) E 167, E 24
Barony
Ards Lower
Parish
Donaghadee
Parish in 1851
Donaghadee
Townland
None
Place name ID
6684
Place name type
T