Information about Kilquain

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill Chúain
Cuan’s Church
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill Chúain
Kilquain Parish or Quainsborough
Kilquain or Qansborough By. S. Sketch
Kilquain or Qansborough Co. Map
Kilquain County Book
Kilquain or Qansborough H. C. Sur. & Val. Reports
Kilquain alias Quansborough Rev. W. Connaghty
In English alias Quainsborough
This parish contains several detached portions of bog (comprised about 1/12 of the parish), two Demesnes and a gentleman’s seat in each, namely Raheen and Longford Lodge, some small portions of fir plantation , two villages called Kilquain and Moorfield, and an ancient Grave Yard called St.Bridget's, several streams, spring wells, houses and lime kilns. It is intersected by the roads leading from Killimer to Ballinasloe, lawrenstown to Eyrecourt and Killimer to Eyrecourt. It is partly bounded on the sth by a small river. It has a Roman Catholic chapel and school and near Kilquain is a holy well and graveyard and the ruins of a church.
Bounded N. by the parish of Abbeygormican and Kiltormer, S. by the Lickmolassy and Kilmallinogue, E. by the parishes of Tieranascragh, Fahy and Kiltormer, W. by the parishes of Killimor Bologue and Abbeygormican.
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 52 to page 53

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.