townland
Coill an Smíste
genitive: Choill an Smíste
non-validated name
(Irish)
Killasmeestia
(English)

Glossary

coill, coillidh, coillte, coille
English wood

Hierarchy

county

barony

civil parish

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the wood of the cudgel;
    the wood of the hefty person?

    Tá bríonna éagsúla le smíste (féach FGB, Dinneen).

Centrepoint

52.9003, -7.64018latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1(a) Beetle, pestle 2. Heavy blow, smash & strong, uncouth person
FGB
1624
Kilsmisty
CPR Leathanach: 586
1636
Killesmisty
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 20 C I
1655
Killanigay
DS
1655
Keilamesty
DS Par. (Reeves)
1655
Killamiscey
DS (Terr.)
1659
Killesmisby
Cen. Leathanach: 495
1660c
Killamisty
BSD (La) Leathanach: 144
1685
Killanisy
Hib. Del.
1805
Killasmeasta
Cahill (La) Leathanach: LA058,3
1838
Killasmeestha
BS:AL Leathanach: LA058,3
1838
Killasmeestia, Killasmisty
O'Maher, J.:AL
1838
Killasmeestha
McCleen, W. : AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,3
1838
Killasmeasta
Cahill:AL
1838
Killesmisty
Inq. C I:AL Leathanach: LA058,3
1838
Killamisey
DS:AL Leathanach: LA058,3
1838
Killasmeestha
McCleen, W. : AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,3
1838
Coill a smíste, "wood of the pounding"
OD:AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,3
1838
Killasmeestia
OD:AL Leathanach (AL): LA058,3
1838
[Killasmeestia]
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: LA058,3
2004
kiləˈsmiːʃtə
Áit.

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