Information about Killora

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Eóra
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Killora Beaufort's Map of Ireland
Killora Carlisle's Top. Dictionary
Killora Clerk of the Peace
Killora County Book
Killora County Map
Killoran Down Survey, 1655
Killora High Constable for the Barony of Dunkellon
Killora Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Killorha Irish Rent Ledger
Killora Population List 1821
Killoran Printed Townland List
Killora Parish Sketch Map
This parish in its greatest extent from from E. to W. is 2[Unable to read.] British[Unable to read.] miles, and from N. to S. 4 3/4 British miles nearly. It is divided into 26 townlands. The principal roads leading through this parish are from Galway to Dublin and from Craughwell to Athenry. The nearest market towns are Galway, Loughrea and Claranbridge.
In the Baronies of Dunkellin and Kiltartan and County of Galway. Bounded on the North by the parishes of Killeeneen and Athenry. On E. by Kilconeron and Lickerrig. On South by Kilconicky, Killogilleen and Ardrahan, and on W. by Kileely and Killeeneen.
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 1 page 442 to page 449

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.