Information about Killererin

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Cill ar Iarain
Church of St. Ferreolus
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cill ar Iarain
Killererin Parish Bound. Surveyors Sketch Map
Killererin Burnforts? Map of Ireland
Killereran Carlisle’s Topl. Dictionary
Kilkerdean Down Survey 1655
Killereiran Printed Townland List
Killererine Printed Townland list
[looks as if Ferreolas may be spelled Fierreolas in original]
In the Baronies Clare, Dunmore and Tiaquin. Bounded on the N. by the parish of Tuam in the Baronies of Dunmore and Ballymoe and an isolated portion of Dunmore parish in the Barony of Ballymoe, on the S. and E. by the parishes of Moylough, Abbeyknockmoy and Kilmoylan and in the Barony of Clare and on the W. by the parish of Cummer in the Barony of Clare and the parish of Tuam in the Barony of Dunmore and Ballymoe.
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 132 to page 134

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.