Caisleán Ó Liatháin
St Nicholas's Cemetery, Kill-Saint-Anne, Castlelyons
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Castlelyons (Irish: Caisleán Ó Liatháin) is a small village in the east of County Cork, Ireland. It is also a civil parish in the barony of Barrymore. The name is derived from a stronghold of the Uí Liatháin - an early medieval kingdom. It is situated 6 km (3.7 mi) south of Fermoy. In the 2002 census it recorded a population of 211.
There are two stone bridges that cross the River Bride into the village - one a small footbridge and the other a bridge which was part of the entrance into Barrymore Castle - the seat of the Earls of Barrymore. The parish has two churches at Bridesbridge and Coolagown, and also boasts a castle, two abbeys, a mausoleum, two holy wells, and many other historical sights.
The Catholic parish of Castlelyons today is made up of three main districts - Coolagown, Britway and Castlelyons/Bridesbridge. Three quarters of the parish extend along the banks of the River Bride.
During the English Civil War, the Battle of Castlelyons in 1645 was fought near the village.
- Thomas Kent, an Irish nationalist court-martialled and executed following a gunfight with the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) on 2 May 1916, in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising.
- William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker, the celebrated mathematician, born here in 1620
- Hunting, shooting and fishing are popular in the area and there is both a gun club and an angling club. The village has an excellent pitch & putt course overlooking the Sean Abhainn stream. The village has a GAA pitch and squash courts.
- Castlelyons GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.
- Nance the Piper
- Uí Liatháin
- Lyons (disambiguation)
- List of abbeys and priories in Ireland (County Cork)
- List of towns and villages in Ireland