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Baile an Chaisleáin
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Castletownshend (Irish: Baile an Chaisleáin) is a village about eight km from Skibbereen, in County Cork, Ireland. The village developed around a small 17th century castle built by Richard Townsend, whose descendants still reside there.
The main street of the town, lined with large homes from the 18th century, runs down a sharply sloped hill leading to Castlehaven Harbour and the castle.
Castletownsend was the home of Edith Anna Somerville the co-author of the Irish RM series of humorous novels on Irish Life in the early 1900s.
Sir Patrick Buckley (1841–1896) was born near the village in the townland of Gortbrack.
- Placenames Database of Ireland. Baile an Chaisleáin Verified 2011-02-11.
- Buildings of Ireland: Drishane House