Cavetown townland by Darragh Casserly


Cavetown townland by Darragh Casserly

Research by Darragh Casserly, Croghan NS, 6th class, 2018


Field Names in Your Townland

There are no interesting fieldnames in my townland. There are caves in the townland which is where the name comes from.


Names of local rivers, lakes and streams in your townland

Cavetown lake is in my area.


Are there any blacksmith’s gates in the fields/farms of your townland? (take photos)

There is a blacksmith’s gate leading into the bull pen which was operated by Willie Little.


What old ruined houses are in your townland? Any stories related to them or the families who lived there previously?



Is there any old farm machinery in the area or parked in fields? What was it used for?

There is a cart wheel made out of stones which Long Pat used to make cart wheels.

Are there any people in the townland who have a cure? Cure of the burn etc? How do they carry out this cure? How did they get the cure in the first place?

My grandfather has the cure of the sprain.


Any locations of historical significance in the townland? Battlefield? Ambush location? Any crossroads where dances took place?



Any old churches in or near your townland? Old graveyards? How far do they go back? Take photos of headstones.

Eastersnow graveyard is nearby but it is not in my townland.

Where do people in your area get buried?

People here go to Eastersnow to be buried.


How many people live in your townland now? How many people lived there in times gone by?

Nineteen people live in Cavetown now and the 1911 census shows 25 people living here.


Did people from the townland emigrate? Where did they go to? Why did they leave in the first place?

America - because there was no employment here.