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Baile an Chaisleáin
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Castletownshend (Irish: Baile an Chaisleáin, literally "town of the castle") is a village about 8 km (5 mi) south-east of 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. The Church of St Barrahane, built in 1826, overlooks the town.
Castletownsend was the home of Edith Anna Œnone 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.
- "Census 2016 - Small Area Population Statistics (SAPMAP Area) - Settlements - Castletownshend". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
- Placenames Database of Ireland. Baile an Chaisleáin Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Verified 2011-02-11.
- Buildings of Ireland: Drishane House