Information about Lower Kilsallagh

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Lower Kilsallagh
Irish Form of Name:
Coill Salach
Dirty Wood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Lower Kilsallagh
Coill Salach
Kilsallagh So called by the inhabitants
There is nothing worthy of remark about this village. It consists of about 10 houses.
Lower Kilsallagh village is situated in the northern portion of the townland of Kilsallagh.

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
Lower Kilsallagh is in Kilsallagh townland.

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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Lower Kilsallagh
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service