Information about Kilgerrill

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Recte Cill Coirill
St. Cairell's Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Recte Cill Coirill
Cill Ghoirill,
Kilgerril Parish
Kilgerril Parish By. Sketch Map
Killgerrill Carlisle’s Top. Dic.
Kilgerrill Co. Alphabetical List
Kilgerril Fredk. Eyre Trench, Esq.
Kilgerril H. C. Pop. Rep.
Kilgerril Honble Wm. Le Poer Trench
Kilgerill Inq. Temp. Car. I
Kilgarell Inql Temp. Eliz.
Kilgerrill John Bermingham, Esq.
Kilgerril John Usher, Esq.
Kilgerril Seward’s Top. Hib.
This parish is rather a flat district of Country nearly through the centre of which the road crosses, now in good repair, leading from Ballinasloe to Ahascragh. There is something better than 1/3 of it under bog of a thick quality, the arable and pasture in general is of a good soil. The properties are as follows: Lord Clonbrock, Fred. E. Trench Esq. John Usher Esq. Anthony Donellan, John O’Brien Esq. William Kelly Esq. all of whom hold their properties under deed for ever.
Is situated in the eastern side of the County Galway in the baronies of Cloonmacnoon and Kilconnel, bounded by Fohanagh, Ahascragh and Kilcloony parishes in the barony of Cloonmacnoon, by Aughrim, Kilconnel and Fohanagh parishes in the barony of Kilconnel.
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 532 to page 534

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.