Information about Killasolan River or River Shiven

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killasolan River or River Shiven
Irish Form of Name:
An t-Sibhne
river of the bulrushes
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killasolan River or River Shiven
An t-Sibhne
Killasolan River or River Shiven see parish
Is a small river varying in breadth from 40 to 140 links.
This river is situated in the Northern side of the parish of Killasolan dividing the parish of Ballynakill and Barony of Killian and Parish of Killian in Barony of Killian and the parish of Killasolan and Baronies of Tiaquin and Kilconnel and the townlands of Ballanlass in Ballynakill parish, Island in Killian Parish and Killasolan in Killasolan Parish.

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.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Killasolan River or River Shiven is in Killosolan townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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This link is not a link to the townland that you are currently researching; however, if you follow this link, you will see a search box near the top of the page which you can use to search for your townland.
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Killasolan River or River Shiven
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service