Cill Airne
genitive: Chill Airne
(Irish)
Killarney
(English)

Glossary

English church

Centrepoint

52.0268, -9.47859latitude, longitude
Irish Grid (with letter)
Computing...
Irish Grid (without letter)
Computing...
Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM)
Computing...

Historical references

n/a
An Seabhac: Cill Áirne, k′i:l a:r′n′i .i. an ghnáthfhuirm – ach táim in amhras air. Bhíodh ‘Tobar Muire’ le hais an ceann theas den phríomhshráid tuairim na háite mar a bhfuil Hall an Bhaile anois. Tá ‘The Glebe’ – a ionad le haithint fós ar chúl an Glebe Hotel (Henn St.) Ach ní heolach ionad na seanchille anois má bhí san ann.
Nóta
1302-6c
Killarny
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 297
1426
Kyllarny
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 4, Alt: 6
1473
Kyllarne
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 19, Alt: 54
1480
Kyllarne
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 28, Alt: 76
1489
Kyllayrne
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 37, Alt: 103
1588
Killarmeye
a church and town called ...
F Leathanach: 5277
1598
Killarny
Clancarthy Surv. Leathanach: Lsc. (Magonny)
1602
Killearnye
F Alt: 6717
1613
Killarney
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 113
1613
Kyllarnie
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 118
1615
Kilorney
RVis. (Ardf.) Leathanach: 184
1620
Killarny
CPR Leathanach: 480a
1620
Killarny
Kenmare MSS Leathanach: 356
1634
Killarny
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 287
1640
Killarny
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 96
1640
Killarney
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 101
1640
Killarney
Inq.(Ci) Leathanach: 109
1659
Killarny
Cen. Leathanach: 255
1660c.
Killarny
BSD Leathanach: 56
1706
Cill Áirne
Ó Rathaille Leathanach: 52
1718
teampull Chille hÁirne
Ó Rathaille Leathanach: 98
1720
Chille hÁirne (g.)
Ó Rathaille Leathanach: 172
1720
Cille hÁirne (g.)
Ó Rathaille Leathanach: 232
1730c
ó chillairne
"ó chillairne no ó niamhrathach"
Na Caisidigh Leathanach: 76
1809
Cill Airne
Dhá dhán le SÓC Leathanach: 128
1841
Cill áirne
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci085,1
1841
Killarney
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci085,1
1841
Killarney (Ph of)
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci085,1
1841
Killarney
Vallancey Map:AL Leathanach: Ci085,1
1841
Cill Airne
Is pronounced in Irish as if written Cill Airne, which would seem to signify Cell or Church of Saint Airne or Athairhe, but I cannot find any Saint of this name mentioned in the Irish calendar, nor is there any traditional recollection of such in the Parish. Windele explains the name as signifying the church near the sloe trees but this will not do, as the Irish never call the sloe-tree any name but Droighean; it’s fruit is what they call airne. No part of the old church called Cill Airne now remains but it’s site is known and should be shewn on the Ordnance Map. OD
LSO (Ci) Leathanach: 109-110 / 227
1841
[Killarney]
"See parish." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci086,4
1841
Cill áirne, 'church of the sloe bushes'
OD:AL Leathanach: Ci086,4
1841
Killarney
Bar. Map:AL (Ci)
1841
Killarney
BS:AL Leathanach: Ci086,4
1841
Killarney
Inhabs.:AL Leathanach: Ci086,4
1841
Killarney
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Ci086,4
1841
Killarney
Larkin (Ci):AL Leathanach: Ci086,4
1841
Killarny
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Ci086,4
1925c
Cíll Áirne
Béal. Imleabhar: XXIX, Leathanach: 93

Please note: Some of the documentation from the archives of the Placenames Branch is available here. It indicates the range of research contributions undertaken by the Branch on this placename over the years. It may not constitute a complete record, and evidence may not be sequenced on the basis of validity. It is on this basis that this material is made available to the public.

Archival and research material provided on this site may be used, subject to acknowledgement. Issues regarding republication or other permissions or copyright should be addressed to logainm@dcu.ie.