Information about Killcoony Grave Yard

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killcoony Grave Yard
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Chuathna
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killcoony Grave Yard
Killcoony Grave Yard Corporal Gilmour
Killcoony Grave Yard Counsellor Reid
Killcoony Grave Yard Rev. Mr. O’Meally, P.P.
A small burying ground now ploughed up. Adults as well as children were buried here, but it is now upwards of one hundred years since the last interment took place. There was an ash tree of very large dimensions stood near the centre of it, but there is no vestige of it now remaining.
About 5 chains S.E. of Kilcoony Village in the townland of Kilcoony.

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
Killcoony Grave Yard is in Kilcoony townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Killcoony Grave Yard
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service