civil parish
Cill Mochriodóg
genitive: Chill Mochriodóg
non-validated name
(Irish)
Kilmacredock
(English)

Glossary

English church

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    Paróiste is ea Cill Mochriodóg / Kilmacredock i gCo. Chill Dara. Tá an t-ainm caomhnaithe leis in dhá bhaile fearainn sa pharóiste, Cill Mochriodóg Uachtarach agus Íochtarach. Sa bhliain 1837, bhailigh foireann topagrafaíochta na Suirbhéireachta Ordanáis eolas comhaimseartha faoi sheaneaglais a bhí suite i gCill Mochriodóg Uachtarach: ‘In Upp[er] Kilmacredock townland there is a church in ruins which is described in the Namebook as being nowadays used as a cow house. This church gave the name to the parish’ (Litreacha na Suirbhéireachta Ordanáis, Co. Chill Dara). Tá raidhse tagairtí don logainm faoi chaibidil i gcáipéisí Laidine nó Béarla ón séú haois déag agus ón seachtú haois déag, tagairtí ar nós Kylmacredoke (1518c), Kilmacredoke (1552), Kilmacredok (1581), Kilmacredock (1611). Tá sampla ar fáil ón mbliain 1389 den litriú ‘Kylmacrydok’. I bhFéilirí na Naomh Éireannach, ar cumadh na leaganacha is sine díobh atá againn i dtosach an naoú haois, ceiliúrtar naomh darb ainm ‘Mochritoc .i. Critán’ - foirm cheana de Críodán (i litriú an lae inniu) is ea Mochríodóg. Sa tráchtadh a cuireadh le cuid de na féilirí úd i ndeireadh an dara haois déag meastar, maíodh go raibh an naomh ina chónaí ‘for brú Dothra i nUibh Dunchada’ (.i. ar bhruach na Dothra in Uíbh Dhúnchadha). Treabhchas ba ea Uí Dhúnchadha a bhí lonnaithe, de réir theorainneacha an lae inniu, taobh theas den Life i gCo. Bhaile Átha Cliath chomh fada siar le Co. Chill Dara. Cé nach bhfuil Kilmacredock suite cois taobh na Dothra, ar a shon sin ní miste a mheas gur Mochriodóg, leagan d’ainm an naoimh, atá caomhnaithe sa logainm seo.

  • English

    Kilmacredock / Cill Mochriodóg is a parish in Co. Kildare. The name also occurs in two townland names within the parish, Kilmacredock Upper and Lower. In the year 1837, the Ordnance Survey topographical staff collected contemporary information about an old church that was situated in Kilmacredock Upper: ‘In Upp[er] Kilmacredock townland there is a church in ruins which is described in the Namebook as being nowadays used as a cow house. This church gave the name to the parish’ (Ordnance Survey Letters, Co. Kildare). There are many references to this particular placename in Latin and English documents from the 16th and 17th centuries, such as Kylmacredoke (1518c), Kilmacredoke (1552), Kilmacredok (1581), Kilmacredock (1611). An earlier example, ‘Kylmacrydok’, was recorded in the year 1389. In the martyrologies of Irish saints, the earliest surviving texts of which were composed in the early 9th century, a saint named ‘Mochritoc .i. Critán’ is commemorated – Mochríodóg (in modern Irish spelling) is a pet form of the name Críodán. In the commentary that was added to some of the martyrologies, at the end of the 12th century seemingly, it was claimed that this saint lived ‘for brú Dothra i nUibh Dunchada’ (.i. on the bank of the Dodder in Uí Dúnchada). The Uí Dúnchada sept was located, according to modern boundaries, south of the River Liffey in Co. Dublin and extending westwards to the Co. Kildare border. Even though Kilmacredock is not situated beside the Dodder, it nonetheless seems plausible that Mochriodóg, a version of the saint’s name, is preserved in this placename.

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Historical references

1752
Killmac Reddock
Noble & Keenan Co. Map
1807
Kilmacrodock
Stat. Surv. (CD) Leathanach: 214
1837
Kilmacrodock
Stat. Survey (CD):AL Leathanach: 1,8
1837
Killmac-Reddock
Co. Map 1752:AL Leathanach: 1,8
1837
Kilmacrodock
Bar. Coll. List:AL Leathanach: 1,8
1837
Killmacraddock
Old Map 1706:AL Leathanach: 1,8
1837
Kilmacradock
Applot. Cess:AL Leathanach: 1,8
1837
Mac Craddock, a family name
OD:AL Leathanach: 1,8
1837
Kilmacredock
dúch dearg:AL Leathanach: 1,8

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