Information about Killeen

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
a small church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kelline(fr.q.) Inquis. Temp. Car. I
Killeen Local
Was there a portion of ? known by the name of Kelleen?
A burying place for children.
Situated in the townland of Maum West.

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
Killeen is in Maum West townland.