civil parish
An Cnocán
genitive: an Chnocáin
non-validated name
(Irish)
Knockane
(English)

Other names

An Tuath
genitive: na Tuaithe
local name
(Irish)
Tuath Chlann Uí Shé
genitive: Thuath Chlann Uí Shé
historical name
(Irish)

Glossary

English hillock

Centrepoint

52.0053, -9.75576latitude, longitude
Irish Grid (with letter)
Computing...
Irish Grid (without letter)
Computing...
Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM)
Computing...

Historical references

1302-6c
Killocan
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 208
1433
Kyilloccayn alias Cnockayn Nacheagaylsy
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 7, Alt: 18
1479
Kyllochayn alias Cno...nahagillsy
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 27, Alt: 73
1487
Killochayn alias Cnocan-na-heglaysy
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 35, Alt: 96
1511
Conocayn
Ann. Ardf. Leathanach: 47, Alt: 142
1598
Knockan
séipéal léirithe anseo; féach Knockane Church (in ruins), bf. Churchtown
Clancarthy Surv.
1598
the landes of Slughtmacrury in Twogh Clanihe
'being xii ploughlands and an half'
Clancarthy Surv. Leathanach: 24, Alt: 103
1615
Knockan
RVis. (Ardf.) Leathanach: 185
1655
Cnockane
DS
1661
Tuoghclanyhea, ye territory of
ASE Leathanach: 137, Alt: 44
1683
Cnockane
Hib. Del.
1756c
Knockane P.
Smith Hist. Kerry, map
1841
Knockaun, Cnocán, Tuaith
"The name of this Parish is not of ecclesiastical origin, but derived from the Townland in which the Parish church is situated. It is written in Irish Cnocán which means a hillock. This Parish is also called Tuaith as comprising a territory of that name." 104-5/213 LSO.
LSO (Ci)
1841
Knockaun Ph.
BS:AL Leathanach: 113(Ci), 1
1841
Knockane
BM:AL Leathanach: 113(Ci), 1
1841
Knockane
Larkin (Ci):AL Leathanach: 113(Ci), 1
1841
Cnockane
Vallancey Map:AL Leathanach: 113(Ci), 1
1841
Cnocán, 'a hillock'
OD:AL Leathanach: 113(Ci), 1
1949
Barr Tuatha
Béal. Imleabhar: XIX, Leathanach: 169
1955
An Cnocán
ən cnucɑːn/ nó /ən cənəcɑːn
An Seabhac
Cártaí Móra
1955
Paróiste na Tuaithe
proːʃt′i nə tuəhə
"Paróiste an Chnocáin, ach is é an gnáth-ainm: Paróiste na Tuaithe." An Seabhac.
Cártaí Móra
1978
Sé "an Tuath" an gnáth-ainm áta ar an bparóiste
Top. Hib. Imleabhar: I, Leathanach: 31
2017
tuː
'the parish of Tuath long ago'
Áit. Cainteoir: 007, Uimhir : 170718

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.