Information about Kilreekill

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Ricill
Richella's Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Ricill
Kilreekil Boundary Sketch
Kilreekil Co. Record Book
Kilricle Gr. Jury Presentment Book
Kilreekill Gr. Jury Presentment Book
Kilriekill Inq. Temp. Car. II
Kilricell Inq. Temp. Eliz.
Kilriekill Inq. Temp. Gal. III
Kilrickle Larkin’s Co. Map
Kilreekil Rev. T. Lawless, P.P.
Kilreekil T. Blake, Esq.
Tobar Bhreunaill in Hollywell 1/4 mile to the right of the road to Ballinasloe opposite the chapel
This parish is in the Diocese of It contains some portions of bog, the remainder is arable. It has one small demesne, several Danish Forts, an old convent and castle in ruins, a School House, and a Police Station. There are also three old graveyards and a new and old R. C. Chapel.
Lies in the N. W. part of the Barony of Athenry, and is bounded on the N. W. & N. E. by the parishes of Bullaun, Killan and Killallaughtan, in the Baronies of Loughrea, Kilconnell and Clonmacnoise, and on the East, S. and S. W. by those of Abbeygormagan, Kilcooly, Kilmeen and Loughrea, in the Baronies of Athenry, Leitrim and Loughrea.
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 482 to page 489

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Kinmona in Galway; head of the bog (móin).