Information about Killosolan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill O'Sóilean
O’Soilen’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill O'Sóilean
Killasolan (Parish)
Killasolan By. S. Sketch Map
Killosolane Co. Alph. List
Killasolan Cornelius O’Kelly, Esq.
Killasolan H.C.P.R.
Killasolan Larkin’s Co. Map
Killasolan Manus Ward, Esq.
Killosolan Michl. D. Bellew, Esq.
Killasolan Michl. Shaughnessy, Esq.
This parish contains a-r-p- 1/5 of which is bog. It contains a small town or village called Castleblakeney. 6 Fairs are held every year in this town. It also contains 2 small Demesnes one called Greenville and the other Castleffrench.
Is situated in the eastern side of the County Galway in the baronies of Tiaquin and Kilconnel, bounded by the parishes of Moylough, Killian, Killeroran, Ballynakill and Ahascragh in the Barony of Killian, by Ahascragh and Fohanagh in the Barony of Kilconnel, by Ballymacward in the baronies of Kilconnel and Tiaquin and by Killoscobe Parish in the Barony of Tiaquin.
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 238 to page 243

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.