Lecale Lower

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Lecale Lower

Leath Cathail Íochtarachl[1](Irish)
Location of Lecale Lower, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Location of Lecale Lower, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland

Lecale Lower (named after the former barony of Lecale) is a barony in County Down, Northern Ireland.[2] It lies to the east of the county with Strangford Lough to its north and the Irish Sea to its right. It is bordered by five other baronies: Lecale Upper to the south; Ards Upper to the north-east just across the mouth of Strangford Lough; Dufferin to the north; Castlereagh Upper to the north-west; and Kinelarty to the west.[2]

In medieval times the Ó Coltair (Coulter) sept is noted in the Lecale Lower area, of which the townland of Ballyculter gets its name.[3][4]

The barony of Lecale Lower was created in 1851 when the barony of Lecale was split into two, the other part being Lecale Upper.[5]

List of settlements[edit]

Below is a list of the villages and population centres in Lecale Lower:[1][6]



List of civil parishes[edit]

Below is a list of civil parishes in Lecale Lower:[1][7][6]


  1. ^ a b c Logainm - Lecale Lower
  2. ^ a b PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  3. ^ Ireland's History in Maps - The Baronies of Ireland
  4. ^ Bell, Robert; The book of Ulster surnames, page 78-79. The Black Staff Press, 2003. ISBN 0-85640-602-3
  5. ^ Database of Irish Historical Statistics - Literacy Notes
  6. ^ a b "Lecale Lower". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  7. ^ PRONI Civil Parishes of County Down