Information about Killeenavarra

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cillín a Bheara
little church of Barry
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cillín a Bheara
Killeenavarra A. F. St. George, Esq., Tyrone
Killinvarra Beaufort’s Map of Irel.
Killinvarra Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Killeenavarra Clerk of the Peace
Killeenvara County Book
Killinvarow Down Survey 1655
Killeenavarra High Constable for the Barony of Dunkellin
Fifynevarra? Inq. Temp. Eliz
Killeenavarra Population List 1821
Killeenvara Printed Townl. List
Killeenevara Quit Rent Ledger
Killynevara Quit Rent Ledger
Killeenavarra Parish Sketch Map
Killenavara Tithe Composition Book
Compare with Gweebarra In the Co. Donegal
This parish in its greatest extent from East to West is 4½ British miles and from N. to S. 2¾ British miles nearly. It is divided into 23 townlands. The principal roads leading through this parish are from Kinvarra to Gort and to Killeenavarra village and from Cloghballymore to Gort. The nearest marked towns are Gort and Claranbridge.
In the Barony of Dunkellin and Co. Galway. Bounded on the North and East by Kilcolgan Parish, on S. by Ardrahan and Kinvarra and on W. by 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 letter.
  • Volume 1 page 367 to page 369

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.