Information about Kilchreest

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Christ
Christ's Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Christ
Klchreest B. Persse, Esqr.
Kilchreest Boundary Sketch Map
Kilchriest Co. Record Book
Kilchreest Grand Jury Presentment Book
Kilcrista Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Klcriest Larkin’s Co. Map
Kilchreest Mr. R. Gloster
Kilcrist Seward’s Topographical Hib.
This parish is in the Diocese of Kilmacdhuagh. It is a small parish having one Demesne on the west. It is mostly all arable and, it contains 8 Danish Forts, 3 Trigl. Stations, 2 castles in ruins, the site of another, 3 grave yards , 1 Chapel in ruins, the site of another and 1 large village, a nursery, an old Bleach House, and an old well called Tubber McDuagh. There are some portions of bog in its northern parts.
Lies in the baronies of Loughrea and Dunkellin and is bounded on the N.W. by the parish of Issertkelly, Barony Loughrea, on the N.E. by that of Kilconickny, Barony of Dunkellin, on the E. and S.E. by that of Killeenadeema, Barony of Loughrea and on the S.W. and W. by that of Killinan in the Baronies of Loughrea and Dunkellin.
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 2 page 42 to page 43

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.