Information about Killeen River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killeen River
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killeen River Laurence Murry, townland Killeen
Trout in this river.
On the South West Boundary of townland Derryaallan Common, and East boundary townland Killeen, Parish of Beagh, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway.

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
Killeen River is in Derrycallan Commons townland.