Information about Town of Kilconnel

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Town of Kilconnel
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Chonaill
Conall’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Town of Kilconnel
Town of Kilconnel
This town is situated on a level? and contains a R. Catholic Chapel, 1 Post Office and Police Barrack and 6 Public Houses. There are four old Fairs, viz. 9th May, 4th August, 10th November, 28th Dec. and two lately established on the 6th March and 27th June held in this town. No market. The houses are thatched and in bad repair at the cross roads on the West end of this town is a standing stone which formerly had a cross on its top but which is now broken off. It is shaped thus [drawing on original microfilm which is available at Library Headquarters].
This town is situated in the South East part of the parish about six miles west of Ballinasloe and five miles South of Ahascragh, it stands on Abbey Field, Ellagh, Ballanderry and Glebe of Ballanderry townlands.

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
Town of Kilconnel is in Abbeyfield townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Town of Kilconnel
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service