Information about Kilteskill

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill tSeiscill
Seskill's Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill tSeiscill
Kilteskil Boundary Sketch
Kilteskil Charles Farrell, Esq.
Kilteskill Co. Record Book
Kilteskill Inq. Temp Car. II
Kiltasgill Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Kilteskil S. Smyth, Esq.
About 1/3 is bog or mountain, rock and heath, in which there are 3 large woods and northward 3 other woods with a good many lesser ones. It is thinly inhabited having only 3 small villages together with a few scattered cottages, 4 or 5 small ponds, R. C. Chapel in which there does be held a school, 30 males and 20 females.
Forms part of the baronies of Loughreagh and Leitrim, and is bounded on the N. and W. by the parishes of Kilmeen, Loughrea and Killeenadeema, in the Barony of Loughrea, and in the S. &s; E. by these of Ballinakill and Leitrim in the Barony of Leitrim.
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 23 to page 24