Information about Kilmoylan Parish
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kilmilon Barony Map
Kilmoilan Beauforts Map of Ireland
Kilmoylan Parish By. S. Sketch Map
Kilmoylan County Book
Killymoylane County Book
Killmoylan Devon Survey 1655
Kilmilan Parish High Constable l838
Kilmoylan Printed Townland List
This parish is remarkable for the number of acres which are subject to winter floods, and are called Turloughs, in [Unable to read.] [Unable to read.] stands several Gentleman's Seats, and a few ancient castles and forts to be found through this parish.
It is situated about 12 miles N. N.E. of Galway. Bounded on the north by the parishes of Cummer and Kilererin, on the East by Abbeyknockmoy, South by Lackagh, and West by Annaghdown.
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.
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.
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