Information about Killian

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Itheáin
Ithan’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Itheáin
Killian (Parish)
Killlian Archdall’s Mon. Hib.
Killian By. Sketch Map
Killyan Co. Alph. List
Killyan Denis H. Kelly, Esq.
Killyan Grand Jury Pamphlets
Killian H. & P. R.
Killyan H. & P. R.
Killian Honble. Martin Ffrench
Killian John N. Gerrard, Esq.
Killyan John Cheevers, Esq.
Killian Larkins Co. Map
Killian Netterville Davis, Esq.
Killian Rev. Francis Irwin
Killian Seward’s Top. Hib.
Mac Killean Speed’s Map of Connaught 1610
The names of the persons who have been written to for the orthography of the names of this parish. Honble. Martin Ffrench John Cheevers, Esq. Denis H. Kelly, Esq. Netterville Davis, Esq. John N. Gerrard, Esq. Rev. Francis Irwin Mr. Patk. Gereghty
Contains a. r. p. about 1/6 of which is bog, the remainder is arable an pasture of a middling quality (except about 300 acres of wood) the houses and roads are in general in very bad repair. It is thickly inhabited, and is interspersed with demesnes; the principal proprietors of which are The Honorable Thos. French, Netterville Davis, Esq., John N. Gerrard, Esq. and John Cheevers, Esq.
Is situated in the eastern side of the County Galway in the Barony of Killian, bounded by the parishes of Killeroran and Ballinakill in said barony, by Killosolan and Kilkerrin in the barony of Tiaquin and by Kilbegnet parish in the barony of Ballymoe.
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 107 to page 109

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.