townland
An Choill Léith
genitive: na Coille Léithe
non-validated name
(Irish)
Killea
(English)

Glossary

coill, coillidh, coillte, coille
English wood
liath, léith
English grey, grey place, grey horse

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the grey wood
    léith — foirm chalctha den logthuiseal nó den tuiseal tabharthach den aidiacht liath

  • English

    the grey wood
    léith — petrified form of the locative or dative case of the adjective liath

Centrepoint

54.3455, -8.0898latitude, longitude
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Historical references

ˌkiˈleː
Áit.
kɪˈleː
Áit.
Nóta
Nóta
Cf. Lm, Do, RC, TÁ, PL
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman: Coill-Fhéith = Wood of the mountain stream. Féith, a vein, a sinew, a nerve, by extension, a mountain stream. This is O’Donovan’s rendering, and anyone who has a look at the place will see how appropriate is the name. Killea lies on the side of a mountain about five miles north east of Manorhamilton, Parish of Cloonclare. At the foot of the mountain is a river which is fed by a number of streams from the mountain side. One of those streams runs down through this townland. "
Nóta
1622
?Killune
CPR Leathanach: 539a
1740
Killea
CGn. Leathanach: 101.140.70262
1791
Kellea
CGn. Leathanach: 441.462.285223
1814
Killea otherwise Killing
CGn. Leathanach: 679.195.467536
1815
Killea otherwise Killing
CGn. Leathanach: 691.383.474863
1817
Cullea
Larkin
1835
Killea
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 51, 52 (60:16/5)
1836
Killea
"Belongs to Lieut. Vicar's Work."
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Killea
BS:AL
1836
Killsng
James:AL
1836
Killia
Peace, Clerk of:AL
1836
Cullea
CM:AL
1836
Cille Liagh
'the gray church yard'
Quinn, E.:AL
1836
Cille Liagh
Plan:AL
1836
Coill Fheithe
pl:AL
1836
Coill fheithe
'wood of the raven'
OD:AL
1836
Killea
OD:AL

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