Information about Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
Irish Form of Name:
Baile na Cille
town of the church
Civil Parish:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Ballinakill in Leitrim Barony
Baile na Cille
Parish of Ballynakill
Ballinakill Alph. List of Townland names in the County Galway
Ballynakill B. S. Sketch
Ballinakill Grand Jury presentments
Ballinakill Hyath. Clarke, Esq.
Ballinakill Larkin’s County Map
A large parish, it is partially cultivated being composed of rough bog and mountain. Woodford village is near the centre. It is bounded on the S.E. by Lough Derg, in the River Shannon and the roads leading from Portumna to Gort and Mount Shannon passes through it.
In the Barony of Leitrim and County Galway 5 miles West of Portumna and bounding the West side of Lough Derg on the River Shannon.
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 503 to page 523