Information about Killoscobe

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill O Scóba
O’Scoba’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill O Scóba
Cill O Scuba
Killoscobe (Parish) B.S.
Killoscobe (Parish) Beaufort’s Map
Killoscobe (Parish) Carlisle’s Top. Dict.
Killoscobe (Parish) County Map
Killoskohoe Down Survey 1655
Killoscoby Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killoskoba Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killaskoobe Inq. Temp. Jac. I
Killoscobe (Parish) Printed Townland List
Killoscobe Rev. Marcus Armstrong, Rector
This parish contains 8,206 statute acres and is 5 miles long from N. to South, 3½ miles from E. to W. in breadth. It is generally level and the most part is arable land. The Mail Coach road from Tuam to Dublin traverses it from the N.W. to the S.E.
Situated on the E. of the County of Galway and in the Barony of Tiaquin, 5 miles N.E. of Monivea, 1 mile S. of Mount Bellew Bridge and 1 mile West of Castleblakeny.
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 246 to page 247

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.