Information about Killimor Bologue

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Killimor Bologue
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Íomair Bolg
St. Imor's church of the sacks
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killimor Bologue
Cill Íomair Bolg
Killimor Bologue, Parish of
Cill Iomaire By. Sketch Map
Killimor Bologue Geo. D. H. Kirkaldy, Esq.
Killimorbullocke Inq. Temp. Car. I
Killeymor Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killimor-Bologue Rev. Mr.Coghlan
Prd. Bullock
The parish consists of 46 townlands chiefly arable, inclusive of Hearnes Brook and Heathlawn demesnes. The town of Killimor being about the centre of the parish. The road from Eyrecourt to Loughrea passes through it from East to West. There is a small river intersecting the Parish, portions of which are named after the adjoining townlands respectively. It is a vicarage in the Diocese of Clonfert forming part of the union of Dononaughta. There are 4 fairs in the year, held on the 1st of January, 25th of March, 29th of June and the 29th September. A market on every Wednesday throughout the year. There are two schools in the town for about 140 scholars. A detachment of police is stationed in the town. Pupils in both schools are all Roman Catholics.
Bounded on the North by the parishes of Abbeygormican and Kilquain or Quansborough, East by Kilquain, South by Lickmolassy and West by the parish of Teena.
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 72 to page 76

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.