townland
Cill Uí Mhithín
genitive: Chill Uí Mhithín
non-validated name
(Irish)
Killymeehin
(English)

Glossary

English church
Ó, Uí

Centrepoint

54.3191, -8.24184 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

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"Pinkman: Cill-Uí-Mhithighein = O’Meehin’s church or burial place. This townland is in the parish of Killasnet, about 3 miles west north west of Manorhamilton. An old local commentary on the name and place was a burial place named from some of the Mihans.” O’Meehan was the corab of St. Molaise at a church near a pass called from his name, Bealach-Uí-Mhithighein. (O’Donovan Letters). In a letter from Sligo, O’Donovan wrote later “In a former letter I fell into an error respecting the two Termons in the Parish of Rossinver, having stated that the Coarb O’Meehin had his house and church at Rossinver. The fact was otherwise. There were two Termons, lying to the south of Rossinver, one of these, comprising 16 cartrons of land, was called the Termon of Rossinver, and of this O’Fergus was the Coarb; the other was called Bealach-Uí-Mhithighein, and lay eastward (?) (South) of the former and was held under the Bishop of O’Meehin. The former was, according to tradition, conferred on the family o
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Cf. Ballaghameehan (DED).
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1817
Killymehan
Larkin
1835?
Killymeehan
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 63 (59:16/2)
1836
Killymeehan
BS:AL
1836
Killymehan
Larkin (Li)
1836
Cil uigh mhithean
"A burying place named from some of the Mihans."
Orme, M.:AL
1836
Killymahan
Park:AL
1836
Killymehan
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Cille Mithidhean
pl:AL
1836
Cill ui Mithidhean:
'O'Meehin's church'
OD:AL
1836
Killymeehin
"Not 'han'." [dúch]
OD:AL

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