Baile an Chaisleáin
genitive: Bhaile an Chaisleáin
validated name
(Irish)
Castletown
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
English castle

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the castle-town
    giorrúchán < Baile Chaisleáin Ó Fairchealláin “the castle-town of Uí Fhairchealláin”

    Tá cur síos ar an gcaisleán agus ar an mbábhún, atá suite in bf An Ghais (#27827), san Fhardal Seandálaíochta (www.archaeology.ie).

    Féach Ó Corragáin: ‘In ancient records it [the town of Castletown] is sometimes called Castletown-Offerlane, that is, Castletown in the territory of Ui-Foircheallain, to distinguish it from Castletown in the parish of Kyle, Castletown-Criffin in the parish of Rathdowney and Castletown-McCody in Galmoy’ (History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory II 171).

    Tá neart logainmneacha den déantús Baile C(h)aisleáin (+ cáilitheoir) ar fud na tíre. Féach freisin nóta an Donnabhánaigh faoi b An Sráidbhaile (#1416676) ‘Sráid bhaile, ‘street-town’ (as contradistinguished from ‘castle-town’).’

    Cf. bf Baile Chaisleáin Chriofainn (#27904), bf Baile an Chaisleáin (#28783) agus Baile Chaisleáin Ó mBuí (#28844).

Centrepoint

52.9765, -7.49503latitude, longitude
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Properties

POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

1549
Ballycaishlan o ffarille
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 52
1549
Ballycaishlan Offarillen
lordship of Leyse
JKAS Imleabhar: VI, Leathanach: 245
1563c
Balachaʃʃan
Cotton Map
1607
Castleton
CPR Leathanach: 110
1621
Castletowne
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 19 J I
1622
a mbaile an caisleain
LBran. Líne: xiv
1630
Castleton, Ferralen
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 38 C I
1630
Castleton
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 38 C I
1654-6
Castletown
the foard over the Near at ...'
CS X
1655
Castletowne
DS
1655
Castletowne
DS
1655
Castletowne
DS Par. (Reeves)
1655
Castletowne Offerillan
DS (Terr.)
1659
Castle towne
Cen. Leathanach: 496
1660c
Castletowne Offerillan
BSD (La) Leathanach: 147
1685
Castletowne
Hib. Del.
1969
Castletown – Baile an Chaisleáin
Bailte Poist Leathanach: 44
2004
ˈkasil
Áit.
2005
Baile an Chaisléin
FSÁG Foroinn: 2, Leathanach: 8
2006
ˈkasiltoun
Áit.

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