civil parish townland
Cill Átha
genitive: Chill Átha
non-validated name
(Irish)
Killaha
(English)

Glossary

English ford
English church

Centrepoint

52.0042, -9.32218 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

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An Seabhac: Cill Átha. Cuid d’fhothrach na seanchille agus an reilig ann. Is ann a bhí comhnaidhe agus Caisleán Ui Dhonnchadha. Tá fothrach an tsean-chaislean fós ann. Roinnt daoine a deir nach áth abhann atá sa dara cuid den ainm ach ainm an Naoimh Ághtha (Agatha) .i. Cill Ághtha. Tá teampall an phar. ainmnithe – “St. Agatha’s Church”.
Nóta
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Cárta Cill Átha 1997
Nóta
1598
Killa
Foirgneamh gan díon léirithe anseo
Clancarthy Surv. Leathanach: Lsc. (Magonny)
1613
Killaha
CPR Leathanach: 243b
1614
Killaha
CPR Leathanach: 268b
1629
Killaghie
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 226, Imleabhar: I
1630
Killaghy
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 229, Imleabhar: I
1655c.
Killaha
DS
1659
Killahy
Cen. Leathanach: 255
1660
Killaha
BSD Leathanach: 53:01
1670
Kilaha
ASE Leathanach: 224:05
1756
Killagha parish
Smith Hist. Kerry Imleabhar: 120
1800c
Cill Átha
Diar. na Bolg. Leathanach: 57
1824
Killaha, parish of
TAB
1841
Killaha (Ph of)
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci082,1
1841
Killagha
Smith Hist. Kerry:AL Leathanach: Ci082,1
1841
Killaha (Ph of)
Acts of Settlement:AL (Ci) Leathanach: Ci082,1
1841
Killaha
Vallancey Map:AL Leathanach: Ci082,1
1841
Cill átha, 'church of the ford'
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci082,1
1841
Cill átha
pl:AL Leathanach: Ci082,1
1841
Killaha
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci082,1
1841
Cill Atha, 'cell or church of the ford'
Is pronounced by the natives when speaking Irish as if written Cill Atha, which means in English Cell or Church of the Ford. … this church stands in a large graveyard now much in use as a cemetery. ... About half a furlong to the South of this old church on a rising ground, at the North side of the mountain of Crochan-Glen-Flesk, stands O’Donohoe’s Castle of Killaha. The fifth day of February was formerly kept holy in this Parish in honour of the Patron Saint whose name is now forgotton.
LSO (Ci) Leathanach: 90-93 / 186-89. OD, AC
1841
[Killaha]
"O'Donohoe's Castle is also in the E. end of this townland."
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
[Killaha]
"See parish." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
Killaghin
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
Killaghy
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
Killaha
Acts of Settlement:AL (Ci) Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
Killaha
Bar. Map:AL (Ci)
1841
Killaha
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
Killaha
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
Killaha
Larkin (Ci):AL Leathanach: Ci082,40
1841
Killaha
Vallancey Map:AL Leathanach: Ci082,40

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