Information about Arran

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Tartan's Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Arran Beaufort's List
Arran County Map
Aron In an article of 1618 between Henry Lynch of Galway Esqr. And Wm. Anderson of Aron Gent.
Ric[unable to read]m Com' de Arran Inquis. Temp Eliz.
Arran Population List
Arran, Parish of Sketch Map
Divided into three parishes viz. Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inishere. See correspondence 16th Mar. '41. This was by necessity entered here.
Parish of Kiltartan, Barony of Kiltartan, Diocese of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh, County Galway. Close to the town of Gort on the N. West.
In the South West of the County Galway and Barony of Kiltartan, North of the town of Gort, length from North to South W. 4½ statute miles, breadth from East to West 3¼ miles.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letters.
  • Volume 3 page 173 to page 480
  • Volume 3 page 185 to page 191

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kill alone is the name of more than a score of places in various counties: in most cases it stands for cill, a church: but in some it is for coill, a wood.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Arran is in Killeany townland.