Information about Kilcummin Parish
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
St. Cuimin’s Church
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilcomine Barony Cess Book
Killcommon Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Kilcummin Parish Boundary Surveyor
Killcommon Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Killcomen Down Survey 1656
Island N.1 No name
Kilcomine Printed Townland List
An extensive and mountainous barony.
In Lough Corrib, it belongs to the townland of Carhoomoreknock. Contains ½ acre of rock and brushwood situated about 2 chains N. of the townland of Carhoomoreknock.
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.
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
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