Ceanannas
genitive: Cheanannais
(Irish)
Kells
(English)

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    fair hilltop?
    Tá leanúnachas laistiar den logainm seo, ón fhianase is sine i leith, e.g. Cenondas (690c., Beatha Naomh Pádraig leis an Easpag Tíreachán atá caomhnaithe i Leabhar Ard Mhacha); Cenannas (bliain 743, Annála Uladh). Logainm aonfhoclach is ea é i bhformhór mór na bhfoirmeacha stairiúla atá le fáil go raidhsiúil ó dheireadh an 7ú haois i leith, seachas cúpla eisceacht ar nós Cenannas na Ríg (An Leabhar Laighneach, 1160c); Cenandas na Rig (Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta, Leabhar Leacáin, 1391–7c), Ceanannas na Midhe (Foras Feasa ar Éirinn, 1633c), Cennadus na cCrois (lámhscríbhinn Ghaeilge, 1808c), Ceannadhnus an tSlóigh (Louth Archaeological Journal, 1840) mar aon le Ceannadas Mór na Midhe in Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge (1890). Is é an sampla deireanach an t-aon leagan den logainm a cuireadh i gcló roimh an 20ú haois a bhfuil an aidiacht mór ann. Bhí baint nár bheag ag Seosamh Laoide le hIrisleabhar na Gaedhilge — ceapadh ina eagarthóir é ar an Irisleabhar in 1899 — agus ba é a thug aitheantas don fhoirm fhada le mór ina ghasaitéar Post-Sheanchas ar foilsíodh an leagan Béarla-Gaeilge de i mbliain 1905, ‘Ceanannus mór na Midhe (locally Ceanadus mór na Midhe)’. Dá bharr sin, ní foláir, a rinneadh ordú rialtais sa 20ú haois ag athrú ainm an cheantair uirbigh go dtí Ceanannus Mór in ionad Kells. Bhí an leagan Ceanadas in úsáid sa Ghaeilge faoi thosach an 19ú haois ach go háirithe: an sampla is sine den leagan sin atá tugtha faoi deara againn ná, ‘Columb-kil’s House … Clugash Kanadus’ in Statistical Survey of the county of Meath a foilsíodh sa bhliain 1802.
    Is í Ceanannas foirm oifigiúil Ghaeilge an logainm ó 1969 i leith.
    Níor mhiste dhá ní eile a lua faoin logainm seo:
    Thug duine de scríobhaithe Tháin Bó Cuailgne le fios sa lámhscríbhinn Leabhar na hUidhre timpeall na bliana 1100 gurbh ionann Cúl Sibrinni (nó Cúl Sibrille) na tána agus ‘Cennannas’. Dealraíonn sé go raibh an chéad logainm as feidhm faoin tráth úd.
    Ba as foirm dhíshamhlaithe a bhí coitianta i dtéacsanna Laidine nó Béarla, .i. Kenles (srl.), a d’eascair an t-aistriúchán míchruinn Headfort Demesne atá fós mar ainm ar bhaile fearainn in aice bhaile Cheanannais

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53.731, -6.86413latitude, longitude
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Historical references

g.d.
Ceananndas
Gormlaith
Ir. Bard. Poet Leathanach: 205, Véarsa: III, 1, Líne: 1
g.d.
Ceananndas
Gormlaith
Ir. Bard. Poet Leathanach: 205, Véarsa: III, 1, Líne: 3
g.d.
a cCeananndas
Gormlaith
Ir. Bard. Poet Leathanach: 213, Véarsa: X, 6, Líne: 3
g.d.
a cCeananndas
Gormlaith
Ir. Bard. Poet Leathanach: 213, Véarsa: X,5, Líne: 3
949
[gin] Chenandsa, Cenandas
Gofraidh, mac Sitriocca co nGallaibh Atha cliath do orgain Chenandsa, Domhnaigh Patraic, Airdbrecáin, Tuláin, Disirt Ciaráin, Cille Scíre, agus a laile cealla archena, acht as a Cenandas ro croite uile. ARÉ I-II.
ARÉ
993
Cenandus
Cluain Ioraird agus Cenandus do arccain lá Gallaibh Atha cliath.
ARÉ
1163
i cCenandus
i Mídhe, co 17328 nderna éccne iomdha i ttuathaib agus chellaibh, agus do róine cétus i 17329 cCenandus i nArd Breacáin, i Fobhar fhechin, agus in 17330 Eacharud Lobrain,
ARÉ
1170
Cenannus
... agus ro airgset Cluain Eraird, agus ro loisccsett Cenannus, agus Cill Taillten, Dubhadh, Sláine, Tuilén, Cell Scíre, Disirt Chiaráin. ARÉ I-II
ARÉ
1393
Kenlys
Thomas Chepman, burgess of Kenlys Uimh. 327 Lch.132
Dowd. D
1395
Kenlys
CPL
1414
Kenlys
Thomas, son and heir of John Cruys, knight …grants to Wm. de Prestoun, merchant, burgess of Drogheda … fourth part … Manor of Dyueleke … manor of Kenlys Uimh. 385 Lch.157
Dowd. D
1438
Kenlys
IX 1-13 To the abbot of St. Mary's by Kenlys and the priors of SS. Taurin and Feighin's, Fore (Sanctorum Taurini et Fehyni de Fauoria), and St. Mary's, Mulegert, in the diocese of Meath. Mandate—the pope having been informed by John Ocany (or Otany), an Augustinian canon of St. Mary's, Inismor Lochagamna,
CPL
1461-83
Kenlis
Esmonde plunket ... Manres de Gyrly et Kilskir ... xxx acres de terre en Kenlis appelle Eustace land ... xl. acres ... appellez dobyñ Rorykes lande ... xxx acres appellez clerkesland ... Manre de Rathmore ... en Donaghpatrike ... SRI Edw. IV 660
Stat. Rolls
1497
Kelles
Richard Broune, archdeacon of Kelles, and Edmond Gibbone, parish rector of Armolchan … in Brounstoun in the barony of Dolek Uimh. 506 Lch.210
Dowd. D
1539-41
Kells
Kells(St. John the Baptist) CPCR 57 (Morrin) Duff, (prior) Cornelius
CPCR
1539-41
Kenlys
Kenlys (abbey of the B. V. Mary) CPCR 57 (Morrin) Plunket (Abbott) Richard
CPCR
1540-1
Kellys
Ir. Mon. Poss.
1540-1
Kenlys
(Rob. Talbot)
Ir. Mon. Poss.
1540-1
Kenlis
Cells of Dueleke and Coulpe, Colpe, Dulick, Colppe, tithes of Ranull; Archdeacon of Kenlis Ir. Mon. Poss. 317
Ir. Mon. Poss.
1540-1
St John of Kenles
Priory of Crutched Friars of St. Baptist, Kilkenny West… John. Wackeley; monastery of Novan. Richard Ledwiche; [monastery] of St John of Kenles Ir. Mon. Poss. 320-1
Ir. Mon. Poss.
1540-44
Kenles
Kenles, rectory of Killeagh CPCR 60 (Morrin) Plunket (late Abbott of …) Richard
CPCR
1540-44
Kenles
Kenles… rectories of Stonehall and Trystelkeran CPCR 65 (Morrin) Duffe (late Prior of the Hospital of … Thomas Corregan Cornelius
CPCR
1540c
Kellys
Bewbek iuxta Kellys ... abbatie de Fournes in Anglia...Ardbracken... Thoma Walsshe...Ricardi Ledwyche, Willelmi Gent...21
Crown Surv.
1541
Kenles
Lease to John Brokes. of Novan, gent. ; of the site of the abbey of the B.V.M., of Novan, county Meath ; lands of Novan, Angevilston, the grange by Foghanhill, Knockamore. Deraneston, Ballynevan, Rathloghe, Athlomney, Slane, Balreske, Ardbrackan, Fynokeston, Donamore, Ardmulghan, and Kenles ;rectories of Novan, Clamadiffe, Ardbrackan, and Kilshynne, county Meath. FHen. 252
F
1541
Kenlys, Kelles
Lease to William Dermor ; of the site of the hospital of St. John by Kenlys, county Meath ; lands of Kenlys, Moylagh, and St. John's Rathe by Stahalmoke ; rectories of St. John of Kelles, Dessardkeran, Stonehall, and Durvaghe, county Meath. To hold for twenty-one years, FHen. 265
F
1543
Kellys
License to Edward, bishop of Meath, to unite the archdeaconry of Kellys and the rectory of Nobbar, to the see of Meath for ever. FHen. 385
F
1546-7
Kells
CPCR
1547
Kenlys (...the monastery or house of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of...)
CPCR
1547
Kells
CPCR 136 (Morrin) Duff (Surrender of the hospital or house of Saint John the Baptist, near Kells, in the county of Meath, by Cornelius Duff, the Prior, with the consent of the Convent—July 24, 31°.)
CPCR
1559
Saint Columb of Kenles
(John Garve als. Garven… Robt. Luttrell)
CPCR
1566
Kelles
1566: Lease, under commission, 8 Oct., vii., to Richard Stayne, gent. ; of the site of the hospital of S. John by Kelles, county Meath, the demesne lands, messuages in Kelles, <b> in the tenure of Morghe M'Kenill, James Mape, Geoffry Linche, William Dormer, Thomas O'Multellen, William O'Mullan, William Cork,<br> and Connor O'Floyne, land in Mollaghe, <br>and at S. John's Rathe by Stahalmok, county Meath, <br> 13s. 4J. rent from Balf’s lands, in Corieston, <br> 6*. 8cl. from Plunket's lands in Dromberagh, county Meath ; rectories of S. John's of Kelles, Dysserkeran, Stonehall, and Durvaghe, <br> the lands of Ballenegrange, and Balnecley (written over Kylmacaylle crossed out) county Westmeath, parcel of the possessions of the late monastery, of B.Y.M., by Trym ; the site of the house of friars of Loncurt, county Westmeath, with appurtenances. To hold for 21 years, at a rent of .£14 10s. for the possessions of the hospital of S. John, £3 8s. 6d, for Ballynegraungeand Kylma
F
1566
Kelles
Lease …to Richard Stayne, . gent. ; of the site of the hospital of S. John by Kelles, county Meath, the demesne lands, messuages in Kelles, in the tenure of Morghe M'Kenill, James Mape, Geoffry Linche, William Dormer, Thomas O'Multellen, William O'Mullan, William Cork, and Connor O'Floyne, land in Mollaghe, and at S. John's Rathe by Stahalmok …rent from Balf's lands, in Corieston … from Plunket's lands in Dromberagh … rectories of S. John's of Kelles, Dysserkeran, Stonehall, and Durvaghe, the lands of Ballenegrange, and Balnecley (written over Kylmacaylle crossed out) county Westmeath, parcel of the possessions of the late monastery, of B.Y.M., by Trym ; F 868
F
1567
Kenles (Kilmaynan by ...)
Pardon to William Hyll, of Alenston, co. Meath, Patrick Plunkett, of Gybbeston, same co., gent., John Reyly, of Alenston, late of Kilmaynan by Kenles, same CO., horseman, servant of the said William, and Edmund Reyly, of Dandyeston alias Danleston, same co. husbandman, servant of the said Patrick. F 1135
F
1568-9
Kellys (Patrick Flemynge, late of ...)
Grant … to William Bassenet; of the wardship and marriage, and custody of the lands, of Gerald, son and heir of Patrick Flemynge, late of Kellys, co. Meath. F 1320
F
1577
Kelles
Pardon to Tho. Cusake, of Gerrardiston, co. Meath, gent., late sheriff of that county, Rich. Cusake, late of Brananston, Nich. Cusake, of Drakeston, Walter Cusake, of Kelles, and Tho. Delafeld, of Painston, gentlemen, and Tirlaugh duffe, of Knighteston, kern, all in co. Meath. F 3138
F
1586
Kelles
Lease…to Gerald Flemynge, gent. ; of the rectories of Kyllyn, Knockebride, Castleraghan, Templeporte, and Crodraghe, co. Cavan, possessions of the abbey of Kelles, co. Meath, waste and not leased to any since the suppression. F 4956
F
1591
Kelles
Ambrose Forth, Doctor of Laws, one of the Masters of Chancery, and Judge of the Admiralty … Saint John by Kelles … the rectory of Tryvet CPCR (Morrin II) i208
CPCR
1598
Kells (or Kenlis)
Rising out of Kells (or Kenlis) — Descr. Ir. 95
Descr. Ir.
1598
Kells
Turnor, capt. Henry, Kells. <br> Prerogrative Wills 463
Prerogative Wills
1599
Kenles (Christ. Pluncket ... the mills of Dueston & Kenles)
Conveyance whereby Richard Plunkett, of Rathmore, in the county of Meath ; Geo. Cusack, of Ratharon … Henry Plunckett, of Newton ; James Cusack, of Navan, in the county of Meath, granted and confirmed to Christopher Pluncket, of Killalon ; James Dillon, of Moymet; John Sarsfield, of Turmings; Patrick Cusack, of Rathbran, and William Wesley, of Dengen, the manors, towns, and lands of Kilskirr, Ballicullen, Milton, Ballenavilanaugh, Johnestowne, Robinston, Bolton, Harteston, Newton, of Duleke, in the county of Meath ; the mills of Drueston and Kenles … the wood of Cloncat, in the county of Meath, CPCR (Morrin II) 526-7
CPCR
1602
Kells
Pardon to…Phelim O Reilie, of Clonebreny, co. Meath, John Plunckett fitz Tho., of the Novan, same co., Oliver Plunckett fitz Chr., of Kells, same co., Brien M'Shane, of Ballennucke, same co., Patr. Linch m'Cale duffe, of Kilskyrr, same co., Nich. Gibnie, of Killalone, same co., Cale and Hugh m'Mullmorie O Reilie, of Castelcorr, James Dalie m'Teig, of Balltrasnie, F 6661
F
1604
Kenlis ows. Kelles
Grant …to George Sexton of Dublin…a messuage in Kenlis ows. Kelles… a water-mill and water-course in th eMaudlines …in or near Kenlis, parcel of the estate of the Crown… CPR 154
CPR
1608
Kenlis ows. Kelles
Grant …to Gerald Fleminge, esq… The entire abbey, monastery, or religious house of Kenlis ows. Kelles… all hereditaments in or near the same…in Kenlis, Emlobeggan, Corbally, Grangeston, Knockumvurry, Kilbride, Kildrume, Urier, and Gianston, and in Maghelendon, now in Cavan…chapels of Emlobeggan and Killeagh <br> CPR 134
CPR
1612
Kenles
Grant…to George Mountgomerie, bishop of Meath… CPR 219
CPR
1612
Kenlis ows. Kellis rect.
Presentation of Ralph Barlow to the archdeacon of Meath, together with Kenlis ows. Kellis rect… CPR 240
CPR
1615
Kenlis ows. Kelles
Grant…to Gerald Aylmer of Mounctowne in Dublin…A house in Kenlis ows. Kelles…and a water –mill with its water-course...in or near the Mawdlins CPR 282
CPR
1619
Kenlis or Kells
Pardon CPR 430of Alienation to Nich. Cheevers of Geraldstown, Tho. Cheevers of Slanston, gent…Tho. Luttrell, also with respect to …late abbey of Kenlis or Kells, parcel of the abbey lands, Corbally, Grangestown, Knockmoylery, all being parcels of the abbey lands, Kilbride, the rect. of Killeagh and Emlobegan,…
CPR
1619
Kells
Grant… to And. Dikes, merch… a Castle in Trim, lately Rob. Scorlock’s, merch…. Blind-street, Dondery and Irishtown, ... Farrell-street in Kells, Shiffock lane, Ovanan-street, Cross-street, St John’s –street, Maudlen-street, in the Boynaghes, in the town of Kells, Crostierre in Kells; the rood-park, Grangegaddane to Ledwiche-cross, Cloghranmore, Cnockbane, the parish of St John’s in Kells; in Carike and Carikegeit, Chineday and Coulanmeg, Cowlinalvaw in Kells, a road called a bother leading to the Crossmill; the Maudlen land; near the Cawsay leading to Corbentstown, near the Grange of Rossemed, two bothers to Faynstown, lately parcel of the chantry lands of the church of St Colombe in Kells, Galmolie’s farm ...CPR 431
CPR
1654
Kells
278
CS V
1654
The Parrish of Kells
279
CS V
1655-7
The Parrish of Kells
DS
1660C
Kells Parish, Kells
72
BSD
1685c
Kells
Hib. Del.
1703
Kells
THOMAS TAYLOR of Kells, esq., 23d June 1703…A tenth part of Mullagha, 16a…in Kells, 8 a…. bar. Kells…the estate of Richard Fagan, attainted Forf. Est. 364
Forf. Est.
1836
Kells
BS (Jones):AL (Mí) Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells ph
HCSV:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells ph
HCPR 1824:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kenles?
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kenles alias Kells
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells
Inq. C II:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells
Thompson Stat. Survey:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells
Eccles. Annals 1235:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells
Eccles. Annals 1543:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells
Eccles. Annals 1152:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells Parish
BS:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells R.
Beaufort Map & Memoir:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells R.
Carlisle Top Dic:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1
1836
Kells R.
Irish Eccles. Dic.:AL Leathanach: Mí047,1

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