Information about Killary

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
river of the little green fields
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Little Killery Inhabitants
Keelaureh Beg (Irish) Inhabitants
This stream is about 10 or 12 links wide and about 2¼ miles long.
Rises in Derryherbert, runs north and forms the boundary betweenTooreena on the E. side and Gurteenclogh and Derryherbert on the other and falls in to the sea at Corrignacartoon.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Toor, Irish Tuar ; sometimes means (primarily) a bleach-green, or where things are spread out to dry, sometimes (secondarily) a home field where cows graze and are fed and milked. Same with the dim. Tooreen. Toors and Tooreens are often along streams.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service