Information about Kilthomas

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Tomáis
Thomas’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Tomáis
Cill Tomáis
Kiltomas Boundary S. Sketch
Koiltomas Charles Wallace, Esq.,
Killtomas Co. Record Book
Kiltomas Co. Record Book
Kiltomas Inq. Temp. Car. I
Kiltomas Inq. Temp. Car. II
Kyltomys Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killthomas Inq. Temp. Gul. III
Kiltomas John Bell, Esq., H.C.
Killtomas Larkin’s Co. Map
Kiltomas Mr. John Cunningham
Koiltomas Rev. P. Conners, P.P.
Keillthomas Seward’s Topl. Hib.
This parish is a rectory in the Diocese of Kilmacduagh. A large portion of this parish is mountain, the remainder arable. It contains a Demesne, about 15 Danish Forts, 2 old castles, and Trigl. Stations, 1 R.C. chapel, 1 Cave, 1 Grave Yard, 1 Holy Well, 1 School, 2 Loughs and 2 gentlemen’s houses, also 1 old Corn Mill and Kiln. The School contains about 50 Scholars, 35 of whom are males. All Catholics who support the masters.
Forms part of the Baronies of Loughrea and Kiltartan and is bounded on the N.W. and N.E. by the parish of Ardrahan in the By.s of Loughrea and Kiltartan and Dunkellin, on the E. and S.E. by those of Ardrahan and Killeenadeema, Barony of Loughrea, on the S. by that of Feekill, Barony Tulla, Co. Clare, and on the W. by those of Kilbeakanty and Kiltartan in the Barony of Kiltartan.
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 622 to page 626

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.