Information about Killeeneen

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Finghín
St. Fineen’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Finghín
Cill Fhínín
Cill Fhinnín
Killinan Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Killeny Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Killeenan County Map
Killenan Down Survey 1655
Killeneheyne Inq. Temp. Eliz
Killenny (1/6 of qr.) Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Killineen Population List 1821
Killinan Population List 1821
Killanine Printed Townland List
Killeeneen Parish Sketch Map
This parish in its greatest extent from E. to W. is 2½ British miles and from N. to S. 3½ British miles nearly. It is divided into 23 townlands. The principal road running through this parish is from Galway to Ballinasloe. The nearest market town Galway.
In the Barony of Dunkellin and County of Galway. Bounded on the N. and N.W. by the parish of Athenry, on E. by Killora and on S. and W. by Killeeely. Loughrea and Claranbridge.
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 459 to page 461

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Killerneen in Galway ; Cill-Eirnin, Ernin's church. Many saints of this name are commemorated.