(Baile Uí Dhonnghaile
) is a small village
in County Tyrone
, Northern Ireland
, about three kilometres west of Dungannon
. It is within the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council
area. The area, sometimes known as "Cawfield" in the local vernacular, is a farming community.
Formerly known as Ballydonnelly, the town came in to being during the Plantation of Ulster
by the Scots. Initially part of the O'Neill clans territory it was overtaken by Scottish settlers led by David Wells. The Castle which the name refers to is situated 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 parish church. Walker was the governor on Derry
during the 1689 Siege of Derry
Places of interest
The ruins of Castle Caulfield
, built by Sir Toby Caulfeild
between 1611 and 1619 are in the village. The gatehouse has murder-holes
and the Caulfeild arms.
Oliver Plunkett and John Wesley both preached in the old castle at various times.
There is a plaque to poet Charles Wolfe (1791-1823),author of 'The Burial of Sir John Moore' at St Michael's, the local Church of Ireland.
- Schools rugby coach David Wells (Methodist College) came from Castlecaulfield.
- Lady Sylvia Hermon, Unionist politician and the wife of Sir John Hermon, hails from Castlecaulfield.
- Dungannon & South Tyrone Area Plan 2010