Information about Abbeyknockmoy

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Mainistir Cnuic Múid
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Mainistir Cnuic Múid
Mainistir Cnoc Muaidh
Abbeyknockmoy Parish B. S. Sketch Map
Knockmoy Beaufort’s Map of Ireland
Knockmoy Carlisle’s Top. Dictionary
Knockmoy County Book
Knockmoy Down Survey 1655
Abbeyknockmoy Local
Knockmoy Printed Townland List
Has a ruin of Abbey in it. The families of Blakes, Hy [unable to read] ns and O’Hallorans who laid the first foundation of it.
It is situated S.E. of the parishes of Killererin and Moylough, E. of Kilmoylan Parish, N. of Abbey and Monivea Parishes, W of Moylough Parish.
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 134 to page 141

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Abbeyknockmoy in Galway. See Knockmoy.
Knockmoy near Tuam in Galway, where Cahal of the Red Hand (O'Conor), founded an abbey in 1190, the ruins of which still remain. This name is written in the old Irish authorities Cnoc-Muaidhe [-moy], the hill of Muaidh, a woman, whose name signifies good or noble. But her history has been lost.