townland
Cill Ghabhra
genitive: Chill Ghabhra
(Irish)
Kilgory
(English)

Glossary

English church

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the church of Gabhair?;
    church of (the) (white) horse?

    Ní léir cé acu an ainm pearsanta *Gabhair (gin. Gabhra) (gan urrús) nó an t-ainmfhocal coitianta gabhar (bain., gin. gabhra — féach www.dil.ie s.v. 2 gabor) atá sa cháilitheoir anseo. Cf. freisin Gabhair mar ainm dúiche in ainm na barúntachta bar Conallaigh < Uí Chonaill Gabhra (#148) i Luimneach.

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:
    Léirítear St. Longory’s Well SO in aice an tseanteampaill (www.archaeology.ie). Caomhnaíonn an mionainm sin Lon Garadh, naomh a bhí luaite leis an láthair eaglasta seo agus le bf Caiseal (giorrúchán < Caiseal Garadh) (#27818) in Uí Fhairchealláin araon. Féach leis FSÁG s.n. Ceall Ghabhra.

    Ainmneacha stairiúla:
    Glaise Chill Ghabhra “the stream of Cill Ghabhra” ainm an tsrutháin ar theorainn na barúntachta anseo (1555 ‘Glayshekilgore’).

Centrepoint

52.8301, -7.11936 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

800 /830c
Lon Cilli Gabra
Mart. Tall. Leathanach: 52
1100c
o Chill Gabra i Sleib Mairge
CGSH Leathanach: 167, Alt: 720
1170c
[Longarad] i Cill Gapra i Sleib Mairgi il-Les Longarad
FOeng. Leathanach: 198
1170c
Lón i Cill Gobra
FOeng. Leathanach: 158
1400c.
o Chill Gabra
UM
1555
Glayshekilgore
bounds of Slewmarge
F Alt: 6786
1563
Kilgore
F Leathanach: 538
1563c
Kilgourou
Cotton Map
1570c
Chapel of Kilgowrye
Carew Mss. Leathanach: 635, 87
1585
Kilgore
Terence M'Donnell
F Leathanach: 4747
1602
Kilgore
Faragh m'Tirlagh
F Leathanach: 6593
1620
Kilgore
CPR Leathanach: 492
1632
Killgore
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 13 C I
1632
Killgorye
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 13 C I
1654-6
Killgoary Church
CS X Leathanach: 22
1838
Kilgory
BS:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Killigore
Speed Gt Britain:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
[Kilgory]
"…remains of a church and graveyard having a holy well 1 chain west of it…"
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Killgorye, Killgore
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Cill Guaire, 'Gorey's church,' 'ecclesia Guarii'
OD:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Kilgory
OD:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Kilgory
BS:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Killigore
Speed Gt Britain:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Killgorye, Killgore
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Cill Guaire, 'Gorey's church,' 'ecclesia Guarii'
OD:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1838
Kilgory
OD:AL Leathanach: LA033,3
1905
Kill-Ghowra
'Kilgorey in English. Irish speakers in Co.Kilkenny call it Kill-Ghowra'
Carrigan Imleabhar: II, Leathanach: 180
2006
kilˈgoːriˑ
Áit.
2011
Ceall Ghabhra
FSÁG Imleabhar: 4, Leathanach: 1

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