Information about Killafeene River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killafeene River
Irish Form of Name:
Abhain dá Loilgheach
river of the two milch cows
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Abhain dá Loilgheach
See Ann. 4 Masters. Index
Same as Owendallaleagh River in Kilbeakanty parish
Killafeene River Patrick Mayley townland Pullough
Trout, perch, pike and eel in this river.
On the North East boundary townland Pullough, Parish of Beagh, Barony of Kiltartan and 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 653

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
Killafeene River is in Pollagh townland.