Information about Kilgerril Old Church

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilgerril Old Church
Irish Form of Name:
Teampull Chille Ghoirill
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilgerril Old Church
Teampull Chille Ghoirill
Kilgerril Old Church By. Sketch Map
See name of the parish
This old church is at present in a state of ruin nothing remaining but part of the walls, outside is the burial ground of the parish, the length of the old Church is about 60 links long and 25 wide. It is situated on the side of a little hill from which there is a tolerable view of most of the parish.
It is situated in the townland of Kilgerril within about 26 chains South f the mearing of Cloonigny and Kilgerril and 11½ chains N. East of Heath View House.
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 533

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
Kilgerril Old Church is in Kilgerrill 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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You can select more than one map and you can use a slider to make one map more transparent than another. This allows you to view what features were present or absent at different points in time.
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Kilgerril Old Church
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