Cill Charthaigh
genitive: Chill Charthaigh
validated name
(Irish)
Kilcar
(English)

Other names

Baile an Droichid
local name
(Irish)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead
English church
English bridge

Centrepoint

54.6326, -8.58892latitude, longitude
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Properties

GGaeltacht
POThere is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

1302
Kellcarchyt
Pap. Tax. Leathanach: 214
1462
Cillkarahid
CPL Leathanach: 12 175
1537
Cillkarra
Ann. Ult. Leathanach: 272
1608
Kilcharr (The Chaple of Killcian belonging to)
Survey Ulst. Leathanach: 182
1608
Kilkerane
Survey Ulst. Leathanach: 180
1609
Kilcarragh (parish)
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: Appendix V.
1620
Kilkerrha
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 9 JI
1620
Kilkerrhan
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 9 JI
1632
Kellcurane
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 18 CI
1632
Killkeran
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 17 CI
1637
Cill Carthaigh i Tír Boghaine (Carthach epscop, dalta Ciarain Saighre
FNÉ Leathanach: 5 Mar.
1641
Kilcarhan
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 18 CI
1641
Kilkeran
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 18 CI
1641
Kilkeran al' Kilkarhan
Inq. Ult. Leathanach: 18 CI
1654
Killcare
CS III Leathanach: 80
1654
Killkare
CS III Leathanach: 75
1655
Killcarha
DS (P)
1655
Killcarha alias Killcare
DS (Terr.)
1659
Killcarr
Cen. Leathanach: 47
1801
Killcar parish
McCrea DG
1813
Killcarr Church
3
Murray Leathanach: 25
1835
Killiar?
BS:AL
1835
Killcar or Bwellintuampal
Montgomery, Mr:AL (DG)
1835
"St. Carha is remembered by tradition as the patron, his church stands in the townland of Kilcar over the glen in which the village stands"
OD:AL
1835
Cill Cartha 'St. Carthach's church'
OD:AL
1969
Cill Charthaigh
Bailte Poist

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