Information about Killaghaan Grave Yard

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killaghaan Grave Yard
Irish Form of Name:
Cilleachán
Translation:
[Killaghaan means] a small church or burial place
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killaghaan Grave Yard
Killaghaan Grave Yard Same as townland J. Mc Donagh
Description:
It is a place for burying people.
Situation:
Killaghaan Grave Yard is situated in the centre of the townland.
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 248

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
Townland:
Killaghaan Grave Yard is in Killaghaun townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Killaghaan Grave Yard
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service