Information about Kilcloony

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Chluaine
church of the lawn or meadow
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilclooney Parish
Cill Chluaine
Killcluney Archdall’s Mon. Hib.
Kilcloony Boundary Sketch Map
Kilcluney Carlisle’s Top. Dict.
Kilcluny Co. Alph. List
Kilclooney Co. Book
Kilcloony H. C. Pop. Rep.
Killclooney Inq. Temp. Car. I
Killcloony Larkins Co. Map
Kilcloony Revd. Travers Jones
Killcluney Seward’s Top. Hib.
This Parish contains a. r. p. about 1,500 acres of which is bog. It contains a very large and beautiful Demesne with a large house the seat of the Right Honble. Earl Clancarty. About 400 acres of wood in this Demesne. Houses and roads in general are in good repair.
Is situated in the eastern side of the County Galway in the barony of Cloonmacnoon, bounded by the parishes of Clontooskert, Kilgerril and Ahascragh in said barony and by Aughrim parish in the Barony of Kilconnel, by the River Suck (continued in page 35).
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 letter.
  • Volume 1 page 509 to page 531

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.