Cill Ghlas
genitive: Chill Ghlas
(Irish)
Kilglass
(English)

Glossary

English church
English green, grey

Centrepoint

54.2168, -9.02056latitude, longitude
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Historical references

[Kilglass]
"It is said that this name is derived from a saint named Molaush or Mallass who was abbot of a monastery of friars of the order of St Augustine, said to have been where the old church of Kilglass now stands, and that the said old church previous to its being used for Protestant purposes was a chapel to the monastery, and that it is here that Abbot Mollass afterwards called St Mollass was buried. Hence it was called Killmollass or Mollasses Grave and that, from a corruption of the terms, it was named Kilglass" [Desc. Rem.];
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
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Nóta
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Nóta
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Nóta
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Nóta
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Nóta
1199
Cellglassi
Pont. Hib. Leathanach: 103
1306
Killoglassa
CDI Leathanach: 1302-7 (217)
1423
Kyllglassi
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 59
1423
Kyllglassi
VII 263-271
CPL
1423
Kallglassy
VII 263-271
CPL
1426
de Kyllglaisse
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 61
1429
Killglaissi
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 64
1431
Ecclesie de Kilglaisse
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 68
1434-5
Killaglaissi (To Rory Macgilladuilih (rectius Macgilladuibh), perpetual vicar of)
VIII 499-509
CPL
1439
Ecclesiarum de…et Kiglassi
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 71
1444
Kyllglasse
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 78
1446
de Cillglaise
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 79
1470
kILLIGLASS[]I
CPL XII 735-737
CPL
1479
De Killglassi
Ann. Tuam. Leathanach: 93
1584
Kylglashe
F Leathanach: 4560
1584c
Kylglasse
Inq. E: Wood-Martin I Leathanach: 380
1585
kilglass
CBC Leathanach: 121
1585
kilglass
CBC Leathanach: 125
1585
Killglaisse
F Leathanach: 4706
1588
Kilglash
Inq. E: Wood-Martin I Leathanach: 385
1589
go Cill ghlais ocus go heisgir obhuinn
ALC Leathanach: 496
1589
Kilglas
Bingham
1590
Killglasse
F Leathanach: 5459
1590
Kilglasse
F Leathanach: 5459
1590
Kilglash
F Leathanach: 5459
1590
Kilglass
F Leathanach: 5459
1592
Kilglasse
F Leathanach: 5740
1593
Killglasse
F Leathanach: 5798
1593
Killglasse
F Leathanach: 5815
1593
Killmolaishy
F Leathanach: 5805
1593
Killmolaish
F Leathanach: 5805
1593
Killmolaish
F Leathanach: 5805
1593
Killmolaishe
F Leathanach: 5805
1593
Killmolaish
F Leathanach: 5805
1593
Killmolaishe
F Leathanach: 5805
1593
Killmolash
F Leathanach: 5805
1594
Killglasse
F Leathanach: 5848
1594
Kyllinlassy
F Leathanach: 5848
1603
Killglas
CPR Leathanach: 22a
1603
Killinglas
CPR Leathanach: 37b
1613
Kilglasse
CPR Leathanach: 261b
1617
Kilglasse
CPR Leathanach: 322a
1617
Killglasse
CPR Leathanach: 347b
1655-7
Killglaße
DS
1659
Killglass
Cen. Leathanach: 603
1659
Leah-Vale, Nedyne and Killglass
Cen. Leathanach: 603
1660c
Killglass
BSD Leathanach: 162
1665c
Kilglasse
HMR Leathanach: 45
1685c
Kilglasse
Hib. Del.
1819
Killglass
Larkin (Sl)
1834
Kilglass
TAB
1836
Killglasse
Beaufort:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Kilglass
Strong:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Kilglass
Groves:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Killaglaush or Killaghlash
Old Co. Cess Bk.:AL (Sl) Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Cille Glais, 'green church'
OD:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Ph of Kilglass
Rec. Name:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Cille Ghlais
"an old church here...St Molass is patron saint [..] Harvest" [pl]; "St Patrick's Well in Clunach or Leac[..]" [pl]; "[..] Molais" [pl];
pl:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Kilglass
OD:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Killglass
Carlisle Top Dic:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Killglass
CM:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Killglass
Rocque (1762):AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Kilglass
BS:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Killglasse
DS:AL Leathanach: Sl023,1
1836
Killglass
BS:AL
1836
It is said that this name is derived from a saint named Molaush or Mallass who was abbot of a monastery of friars of the order of St Augustine, said to have been where the old church of Kilglass now stands, and that the said old church previous to its being used for Protestant purposes was a chapel to the monastery, and that it is here that Abbot Mollass afterwards called St Mollass was buried. Hence it was called Killmollass or Mollasses Grave and that, from a corruption of the terms, it was named Kilglass
Desc. Rem.:AL
1836
Kilglass
Groves, Rector:AL
1836
Killglass
Larkin (Sl):AL
1836
Cille Ghlais which tradition says is a corruption of Cille Mholais–Cella Molasii- who os Patron Saint of the Parish...The words La Molaisare as yet preserved among the people which day fell sometime in Harvest...
LSO (Sl) Leathanach: 290
1836
Kilglass
Nimmo Map Killala Bay:AL
1836
Kilglass
Strong, W.:AL
1836
Killglass
Strong, W.:AL
1844
Cill Glas
Hy Fiach. Leathanach: (Léarscáil)

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