Information about Killeen
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Irish Form of Name:
a small church
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Kelline(fr.q.) Inquis. Temp. Car. I
Was there a portion of ? known by the name of Kelleen?
A burying place for children.
Situated in the townland of Maum West.
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.
What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
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