Corporation (Killyleagh)

There are five townlands called Corporation, all of which are connected to places settled in the 17th century Plantation of Ulster.  Today I’m writing about the one which contains the village of Killyleagh in County Down.

Corporation signKillyleagh is situated on the shore of Strangford Lough.  The A22 road from Comber to Downpatrick runs through the village, but on the day of my visit, everyone seemed to be arriving by boat.

Killyleagh regatta 4There are regattas in Strangford Lough on summer weekends.  I just happened to turn up during the Killyleagh regatta.

Killyleagh regatta 3Killyleagh regatta 2There were plenty of spectators.

Killyleagh cattleKillyleagh’s historic buildings include a church and a castle.

Killyleagh C of IAccording to the PLACENAMESNI website, King James 1 granted the charter of the borough of Killyleagh in 1612.

Killyleagh CastleI was actually more intrigued by the modern life of Killyleagh.  When people aren’t sailing, they are playing football or reading books.

Killyleagh mural footballers

Killyleagh library


more information

Which county is Corporation in?   County Down

Which civil parish is Corporation in?  Killyleagh

Which townlands border Corporation?   To the north, on the edge of Strangford Lough, Moymore.

To the north, inland, Tullyveery, Tullymacnous and Ardigon.

To the west, Ballytrim, Commons and Corbally.

To the south, Mullagh.

Click here to see a map of Corporation on Townlands.IE

And finally, click here to read more about the townland name on PLACENAMESNI.ORG

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