Castlecaulfield

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The main street
St Michael's Church of Ireland
The ruins of the castle

Castlecaulfield is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It lies about 2 miles west of Dungannon and is part of the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council area. The village is mostly within the townland of Drumreany, although part of it extends into Lismonaghan. It is situated in the historic barony of Dungannon Middle and the civil parish of Donaghmore.[1] It is sometimes called "Caufle" or "Cawfield" by locals and known as Castlecaufield in Ulster-Scots.[2] In 2011 the village came joint third in Ulster in Bloom.

History[edit]

The village came into being during the Plantation of Ulster in an area formerly known as Ballydonnelly. Formerly part of the O'Neill clan's territory, it was "undertaken" by Scottish settlers. The Castle to which the name refers was in the main square and was built to protect the local population from Irish attacks. It was built by Toby Caulfeild, Viscount Charlemont. George Walker is buried in the local parish churchyard. Walker was the governor in the city of Londonderry during the 1689 Siege of Derry.

Places of interest[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Castlecaulfield Horticultural Society hold a show every year in August to which people are encouraged to enter horticultural and handicraft items for prizes. The society also holds fundraising events throughout the year to support its yearly show.

People[edit]

  • Schools rugby coach David Wells (Methodist College) came from Castlecaulfield.

Demographics[edit]

19th century population[edit]

The population of the village increased slightly overall during the 19th century:[3][4]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 167 172 208 185 220 170
Houses 37 45 43 37 38 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Forest Recreation in Norlin Airlan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
  3. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  • Dungannon & South Tyrone Area Plan 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°30′28″N 6°50′10″W / 54.50778°N 6.83611°W / 54.50778; -6.83611