Information about Killinan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Fhionáin
St. Finan’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Fhionáin
Killinan Boundary Sketch Map
Killinan County Map
Killinan County Record Book
Killinan Grand Jury Presentment
Kylleynan Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killinan (1/4 of Cartron) Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Killinan Seward’s Top. Hib.
This parish is in the Diocese of Kilmacduagh. A great portion of the parish is mountain and bog. It contains a part of two large Demesnes which take up a great deal of it viz. Roxboro and Castleboy, which are well wooded, also about 10 Danish Forts, the ruins of two old Castles, 1 old church and graveyard, 3 caves, 1 Protest. Church and G. Yard and two Gentleman’s Seats, also 3 or 4 Trigl. Stations.
Lies in part of three baronies viz. Loughrea, Kiltartan and Dunkellin. It is bounded by the parish of Killeenadeema, Kilchreest, Isserkelly, and Killagilleen in the E. and N. and on the W. by the parishes of Ardrahan and Isserkelly.
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 2 page 44 to page 45

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.