Information about Kilcroan Parish

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Kilcroan Parish
Irish Form of Name:
St. Cronan's Church or Cill Cromáin
St. Cronan's Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilcroan Parish
Killeroan Beauforts Map
Kilcroan Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Killeroan Gd. Jury Schedule
St. Cronan's Church or Cill Cromáin Local
Killervan O. Name Book
Killeroan Statistical Survey
Killeroan, Vicarage, Impropriate Statistical Survey.Killeroan, Vicarage (Beauforts Map).
Parish of Kilcroan is bounded on the N. by the Parish of Kilkeevan Barony of Castlerea, County of Roscommon. On the East by the townland of Drumtampuls, Barony Ballymoe (Barony of Ballymoe, County of Galway). On the S. by the parish of Ballinakill and on the West by the parishes of Bunounagh and Tampuilagher.
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 69 to page 70

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.