Information about Kilskeagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilskeagh
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Sciach
Translation:
church of the thorns
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilskeagh
Cill Sciach
Cil sciagh
Kilskeagh B. S. Sketch Map
Kilskeagh Barony Map
Killskeagh County Map
Kilskeaugh High Constable 1838
Kilskeagh Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Kilskeagh Local
Kilskeagh Rev. Thos. Kearney, P.P.
Killskeagh Vestry Book 1826
Kilskeagh Vestry Book 1827
Description:
Townland. The property of Mr. Browne. About ¼ of which is rough rocky pasture, the remainder is cultivated. Near its N.E. corner there is a remarkable ancient stone enclosure called Cahermore. There is an old fort and the ruins of an old castle in its W. side close by the boundary.
Situation:
4 miles N. W. of Athenry. In Athenry Parish. Mr. Roche, High Constable. In the Parish of Lackagh, Barony of Clare [Athenry Ph. see B. 440 is written across the description]. Bounded on the N. by Cloonavaddogue, E. by Farravaun in the Ph. of Monivea, S. by Gortanaura and Mt. Brown, a detached portion of Abbeyknockmoy and W. by Glaunmore and Rathfee.
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 288

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
Townland:
Kilskeagh is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Kilskeagh
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Kilskeagh
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
Down Survey Website
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Information from Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Kilskeagh is in the civil parish of Lackagh.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Lackagh
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Lackagh
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.