Information about Kylemore River

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kylemore River
Irish Form of Name:
Abhainn na Coille Móire
river of the great wood
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kylemore River
Abhainn na Coille Móire
Owinn chul a moree Inhabitants
Kylemore River (Eng.) Inhabitants
See townland
This R. which is about 12 or 18 feet wide is very shallow in dry weather. In rainy weather, however, it rolls with great violence to a depth in some parts of 8 feet. It has a gravely bottom, and trout and salmon in great plenty.
Takes its beginning from the surrounding mountains of Glan Corbet thro’ which it runs in a N.E. direction for about 1½ miles from thence it turns W. and falls into Kylemore Lough.

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
Kylemore River is in Kylemore townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Kylemore River
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service