Information about Killinny

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Eithne
Eithne’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Eithne
Cill Ithne
Parish Killinny Boundary Surveyors Sketch Map
Parish Kiliney Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Kyllenye Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Parish Killenny Printed Townland List
Parish of Killinny, Barony of Kiltartan, Diocese Clonfert and Kilmacduagh, Co. Galway, 4½ miles on North West from the town of Gort.
In the South West of the County Galway, Baronies of Dunkellin and Kiltartan. Length from East to West 4½ statute miles, breadth from North to South 2½ miles.
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 174 to page 178

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.