Information about Kilroe Point

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilroe Point
Irish Form of Name:
Coill Ruadh
red wood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilroe Point Local name
See townland
A point on the sea shore.
W.E. of Kilroe townland.

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
Kilroe Point is in Kilroe East townland.