Information about Kiltartan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Tártáin
Tartan's Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Tártáin
Parish Kiltartan By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Parish Kiltarton Printed Townland List
Parish Kiltarton Printed Townland List
Parish Kiltarton Rev. Patrick Fallon, P.P.
Parish of Kiltartan, Barony of Kiltartan, Diocese of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh, County Galway. Close to the town of Gort on the N. West.
In the South West of the County Galway and Barony of Kiltartan, North of the town of Gort, length from North to South W. 4½ statute miles, breadth from East to West 3¼ miles.
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 602 to page 621

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.