Information about Kilbegnet

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Beaghnat
Begnat’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Beaghnat
Cill Beagnath
Kilbegnet Parish
Kilbegnet Beaufort’s Map
Kilbegnet Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Kilbegnet Co. Name Book
Kilbegnet Revd. J. O’Brien, P.P., Kilbegnet
Kilbegnet Revd. Thos. Crawford, Vicar
Kilbegnet Statistical Survey
Kilbegnet Vicarage, Impropriate Statistical Survey Kilbegnet Vicarage, (Beaufort’s Map)The parish is a Vicarage, episcipally united with the Parish of Athleague, in the Diocese of Elphin and Province of Tuam There is neither Church, Glebe or Glebe House in the Parish. The Church of the Union being in Athleague. Revd. Thomas Crawford, Vicar of Athleague, Kilbegnet.
Parish of Kilbegnet is bounded on the West and North by the parish of Ballynakill, on the N.E. by the parish of Dunammon, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway, on the East by the parish of Fuerty, Barony of Athlone, County of Roscommon, on the S. & S.W. by the parishes of Athleague, Killeroran and Killian, Barony of Killian, and on a portion of the West by the parish of Kilkerrin, Barony of Tiaquin, County Galway.
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 78

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.