Information about Kilcolgan

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Cholgain
St. Colgan’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Cholgain
Kilcolgan A. T. St. George, Esqr., Tyrone
Kilcolgan Parish Beauforts Map of Ireland
Kilcolgan Carlisle’s Top. Dictionary
Kilcolgan Parish Clerk of the Peace
Kilcolgan Parish County Book
Kilcolgan Parish County Map
Kilcolgan Parish County Quare? Book
Kilcolgan County Registry 1832
Killcollgan Down Survey – 1655
Kilcolgan Parish Hgh Constable for the Barony
Killcolgan Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Kilcolgan Population List 1821
Kilcolgan Quit Rent Ledger
Kilcolgan Parish Sketch Map
Kilcolgan Tithe Composition Book
This parish in its greatest extent from E. to W. is about 4½ ?, and from N. to S. nearly 3 British miles. It is divided into 27 townlands The principal road is from Galway to Ardraghan. The nearest market towns are Clarenbridge and Ardraghan, a part of this townland is isolated and of smaller extent runs E. ¾ mile.
In the Baronies of Dunkellin, Kiltartan and Loughrea, and County of Galway. Bounded on the North by the Parishes of Stradbally and Killeely, on E. by Ardrahan on S. by said parish and Killeenavara and on W. by Drumacoo and part of the sea.
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 letters.
  • Volume 1 page 302 to page 306
  • Volume 1 page 430 to page 437

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kilcolgan in Galway ; Colga's church ; from St. Colga, a disciple of Adamnan, seventh century.