Information about Killallaghtan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Allachtain
Allachtan’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Allachtain
Killalloghtan (Parish)
Killalloghtan By. Sketch Map
Killalaghton Carlisle’s Top. Dic.
Killaghtan Co. Alph. List
Killalaghton H. C. Pop. Rep.
Killaghtan Inq. Temp. Car. I
Killachtan Inq. Temp. Eliz
Killachtan Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killalloghtan James Lambert, Esq.
Killalloghtan John Usher, Esq.
Killaghtan Seeward’s Top. Hib.
Killalloghtan Stephen Crane, Esq.
Killallaghtan Stephen Donnellan, Esq.
Killalloghtan Thos. Birmingham, Esq.
Tober Allachtain, well 100 yards of church
It is about 7 miles long by 5 wide, the greater part of it is cultivated. It is very thickly inhabited. The principal landed proprietor is Lord Clonbrock, Lord Ashtown, Arthur Donnellan, Esq., Jas.Lambert, J.E. French, Jas. Longworth, Stephen Donnellan and E Ussher, Esq., Major Warburton. There are three large Demesnes in it.
Is situated in the eastern side of the County Galway in the baronies of Cloonmacnoon and Kilconnel, bounded by Killaan, Kilconnel and Aughrim parishes in the barony of Kilconnnel, by Aughrim, Clontoooskert and Killoran parishes in the barony of Cloonmacnoon, by Kiltormer and Killoran in the barony of Longford and by Abbeygormagan and Kilreekil parishes in the barony of Athenry.
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 646 to page 648

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.