Information about Kilbeacanty

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Begnata
St. Begnat’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Begnata
Parish Kilbeakanty By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Parish Kilveconty Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Kylbeakanton Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Parish Kilveconty Printed Townland List
Parish of Kilbeakanty or Kilveconty, Barony of Kiltartan, Diocese of Clonfert and Kilmacduach, County Galway. 2½ miles East by North from the Town of Gort.
In the South East of the County Galway, Barony of Kiltartan, East by North of the Town of Gort, length from North to South 7 1/8 statute miles and from East to West 4½ miles. It is East of Loughcooter.
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 627 to page 629

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.