townland
An Choill Mhór
genitive: na Coille Móire
(Irish)
Kilmore
(English)

Glossary

coill, coillidh, coillte, coille
English wood
English great, big

Centrepoint

54.2626, -8.32937 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
"Ao, AM, Ca, Cl, DG, Dn, FM, Ci, CD, Lo, Me, Mí, RC, TE, IM, Ga, UF, Lm, PL, BÁC, MU, Co: An Choill Mhór TÁ: An Chill Mhór P: Drumreilly b: Drumahaire P: Inishmagrath B: Drumahaire "
Nóta
n/a
"Pinkman *Coill-mhór = Great wood. There are [three] Kilmore townlands… O’Donovan glosses all three with the Latin ‘sylva magna.’ But the Registry of Clonmacnois mentions Killimoire among the places on Co. Leitrim from which O’Rourke gave grants of land to Clonmacnois. This place has not so far been identified. There is hardly any doubt, I think, that Killimore represents Killymore. Now an Inquisition, taken at Caradromroosk (Ck-on-Shannon) 3rd March 1620, states that the Termon of Killinummery embraced among other places, one caltron of Killymore. And this most probably is, what is now, the Kilmore in Drumlease. If this be correct, then its Irish from should be Cill, not coill, mhór "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Rath. Towards the bottom of a S-facing slope at the N shore of Lough Gill (103). Rath. On the summit of a small hillock (103). Rath. In an undulating landscape (103). Fortified house. On the N shore of Lough Gill, on the site of an O’Rourke tower house. A grant of over 3,000 acres to Sir William Irwin in 1626 was passed eventually to Captain Robert Parke in 1628. Parke dismantled the tower house and built a three-storey house along the E perimeter, incorporating the original gatehouse. It survived the mid-seventeenth century wars, but was probably abandoned by the end of the century (214). "
Nóta
1620
Killymore
Inq. Leathanach: 143?
1650c
Kill Imoire
Reg. Clon. Leathanach: 451?
1660c
Kellmore
BSD Leathanach: 72
1836
Killmore
Rec. Name:AL
1836
Killmore
BS:AL
1836
Culmore
"or Newtown" [scriosta]
Cullen, D.:AL
1836
Killmore, Kilmore
S&V:AL
1836
Culmore
Peace, Clerk of:AL
1836
Coill mo//r
pl:AL
1836
Coill mo//r,
'great wood'
OD:AL
1836
Kilmore
OD:AL
1836
[Kilmore]
"…there are three forts and two ruins in this townland."
Desc. Rem.:AL

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