Information about Killaan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Liadain
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Liadain
Killaan (Parish)
Killane Archdall’s Mon. Hib.
Killaan By. Sketch Map
Killane or Killoobhain Carlisle
Killaine Co. Alph. List
Cill Loebhain Colgan
Killaan Francis B. Foster, Esq.
Killane H.C.P.R.
Killaan Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killaan John Eyre Trench, Esq.
Killean Larkin’s Co. Map
Killaan Manus Ward, Esq.
Killaan Rev. W. Collis
Kellone Speed’s Map 1610
Killaan Parish contain a.r.p. about three fifths of it cultivated, the rest is bog. There is also a very large Demesne belonging to Woodfield House. The principal proprietors of this parish are Lord Ashtown and Fredrick E. Trench, Esq.
Is situated in the eastern side of the County Galway in the baronies of Kilconnel and Loughrea, bounded by the parishes of Grange, Killimerdaly, Ballymacward Kilconnel and Killallaghtan in Kilconnel barony, by Kilreekil in the barony of Athenry and by Bullaun parish in the barony of Loughrea.
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 605 to page 610

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.