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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Appendix VII - County of Clare: Irish local names explained

Name Index: Ks

Name Ainm Miniú
Kealty Coillte Woods.
Keelderry Cáol Doire The narrow oak wood.
Keelhilla Cóíll Shillach A sallow tree wood.
Keelkyle Cáol Cóill The narrow wood.
Keevagh Céabhach Land producing long marshy grass.
Kells Cealla The churches.
Kilbaha Cóill Beathach A birch wood.
Kilballyowen Coill Baile Eóghan The wood growing on Owen's land.
Kilbane Cóill Bán The white wood.
Kilbarron Cóill Bar Án This word means thorns on top of a fence.
Kilboggoon Cóill Bogán This last wood signifies a quagmire
Kilbrickan Cíll Breccán St. Breccaun of the island of Aran, and of Meath.
Kilcarragh Cóill Carach The rough wood.
Kilcarroll Cill Carbháil The history of this saint is unknown.
Kilcasheen Cóill Cáise The wood by the stream.
Kilclaran Cóill Cláran The division.
Kilclehaun Cóíll Cliathán The last named word signifies the side or breast (of a hill).
Kilcloher Cóill Clochar The wood of the stony ground.
Kilcolumb Coill Colm The wood pigeon's plantation.
Kilconnell Coill Conaill Connell's wood, or more probably Coill Congbhail, the village wood.
Kilconry Cíll Conáire This is the saint to whom St. Senán refused admittance into Iniscahy.
Kilcorcoran Coill Corcorán Purple coloured wood.
Kilcorkan Corcan Coille The wild geranium.
Kilcornan   There is neither church remains nor holy well here to indicate that it was the home of a saint; it may rather mean the wood of the penny leaf plant, Cornán Caisil.
Kilcorney Cill Cornaidh This saint's name does not appear in the Irish Martyrologies.
Kilcredaun   This name is given in O'Brien's Rental as Cill Cordain, the name of a saint; there is another place of the same name (Kilcredaun) in the county, and it means the wood of the carrion crow.
Kilcurrish Cill Crois The church of the cross.
Kildavvin Cóill Deábhaidh The wood of the skirmish.
Kildeema Cill Díomadh This saint's name is merely recorded, but nothing is known of his acts.
Kildoorus Cóill Dubh Ros The wood of the black meadow.
Kildrum Cóill Druim A wooded hill.
Kilduff Coill Dubh The dark wood.
Kilfarboy   This church and parish are wrongly named: their true name is Kilfobrick - see Monasticon Hibernicum Vol. I. Clare.
Kilfearagh Cill Fiarach Nothing is known of this saint.
Kilfeilim Cóill Feilim Feilim's wood.
Kilfenora Cill an Abhraoidh So called from its hill side having some resemblence to the eyebrow.
Kilgassy Coill Gasac The bushy wood.
Kilgobban Cill Gobán I cannot find this saint's name in the Martyrologies.
Kilgory Cóill Guaire The rough wood.
Kilhaska Cóill Theasgha Felling or lopping off trees in a wood.
Kilivealran Cóill Maol Rán The wood of the pleasant hillside.
Kilkee Cill Caidhe The history of this saint is not known. There is another Kilkee situate in the parish of Ruan, the home of Conor, son of Maoilin Oge Mac Bruaedeada (McBrodin), one of the Irish scholars to whom the Annals of the Four Masters were submitted for approval.
Kilkieran Cóill Ciaran The grey wood.
Kilkishen Cóill Ciséín This latter word signifies a little box.
Killaderry Cóill an Doire The oak wood.
Killadysert Cill an Dísert Mórthuile This is the ancient name; dysert signifying a deserted place, and mortiule, a deluge or rush of water.
Killanena Cóill an Éanach The wood near the marshy land.
Killard Cóill Árd The high wood.
Killaspuglonan Cill Easpog Fhlannain The church dedicated to St. Flannan, second bishop of Killaloe.
Killavoy Cóill an Bhagha The wood of fighting.
Killawinna Cóill an Bhuine The herb sanicle.
Killdrum Cóill an Drom A wooded hill side.
Killeagy Cóill Liaga The wood of the flag stones.
Killeany Cill Eandha Church of St. Endeu's of Aran. His life is given by Colgan, in his Acta Sanctorum Hiberniæ, March 21st.
Killeen   Cillín, Cillínidhe, Cillinach; a child's burying place. A Killeen is usually a pagan cemetery.
Killeenan Cóill Línnan From Línn, water.
Killeenmacoog Cillín Mho Cúga This saint's name does not appear in any Irish Hagiology.
Killeinagh Cóill Aighneach The ivy wood.
Killerk Cóill Erc This word means cattle.
Killernan Cóill Airne The black thorn wood. Airne means sloes.
Killestry Cóill Eastra A pond.
Killian   Cóillín, the little wood; or perhaps it is Cillín, a child's burial place.
Killilagh Cíll Aidhleach I cannot find the name of this saint in the Martyrologies.
Killinaboy Cill Inghín Baoíth The church of the daughter of Baoith; there is no written account of this saintly woman. There are several holy wells dedicated to her in Clare.
Killofin Cill ua Finn I can find no history of this saint.
Killoghil Cóill Eochaill The yew wood.
Killokennedy Cill ua Cinnaíde The church of the O'Kennedy's who were the owners of this whole parish.
Killourney Cóill Abhernaidh The marshy wood.
Killow Cóill Éó The yew wood.
Killulla Cill Ulaídh More correctly Cóill Abhladh, an orchard.
Killuran Cill Odhran The friend of St. Senán.
Kilmacduan Cill Mac Duan This saint is entirely unknown.
Kilmaleery Cill Moleirc I can find nothing in our Martyrologies relating to this saint.
Kilmaley   I have to make the same statement relative to St. Maille.
Kilmihil   This church and parish are dedicated to St. Michael, the Archangel.
Kilmoculla   St. Moculla seems to have been a man of some note. He recevied St. Bridget when she became a nun at Kildare. Two churches and several holy wells were dedicated to him in Clare.
Kilmoon   I have discovered nothing in connection with the history of St. Moon. He is the patron saint of the parish of Kilmoon, and his church and holy well are near Lisdoonvarna.
Kilmoraun Cóill Morán This last word means a meadow.
Kilmore Coill Mór The great wood.
Kilmurry Cill Muíre There are three churches in Clare dedicated to the Blessed Virgin - one in Ibrickan, one in Clonderalaw, and one in Bunratty Lower. The last named is called in Irish writings Kilmurry of the Foreigners. Cill Muire na Gáll.
Kilnacally Cóill na Caille Of the loss or damage.
Kilnacrandy Cóill na Cranda The wood of stunted trees.
Kilnacreagh Cóíll na Criadh The clay wood. The word cria, also means a market.
Kilnacurra Cóill na Coradh The wood by the weir.
Kilnagalliagh Cill na Cailleach The nuns' church, founded by St. Senán.
Kilnamona Cill na Móna The church of the rough land.
Kilnasoolagh Cill na Subhallach The church of the religious people.
Kilnoe Cill Nuadh The new church.
Kilquane Cill Cúan I can find no reference to this saint in the Martyrologies.
Kilroughil Cóill Urchail The wood of the spancil.
Kilrush Cill Rois The church of the meadow or wood.
Kilseily Cill Saillach Nothing is known of this saint.
Kiltaan Cóilltán The liitle wood.
Kiltacky Cóill Taca The wood near at hand.
Kiltanon   This name I cannot interpret; whether it signifies Coillte Ainin, woods of fire, I cannot say.
Kiltenan Cill Síonán This last word means a breeze.
Kiltenanlea Cill Senán Liath The church of St. Senán Liath, a saint commemorated on the 7th of April.
Kiltrellig Cóill Tri Lice The wood of the three standing stones.
Kiltumper Cóill Tuimpe The wooded hill side; the word means literally a hump.
Kilvoydan Cill Bhoidán Of St. Boydaun I can find no account.
Kineilty Cinn Eillte So called from its precipices; Aillte.
Kinlea Baile Cinn Liath Grey headed.
Kinturk Ceann Torc Boar's Head.
Knapoge Cnapóg A place abounding in hillocks.
Knock Cnoc A hill.
Knockacarn Cnoc an Carn A hill with a heap of stones on its summit.
Knockacaurhin Cnoc an Cárthainn A hill covered with quicken or mountain ash trees.
Knockaclara Cnoc an Cláraidh This last word signifies a division of land.
Knockacullea Cnoc an Culgha This last word signifies a hind.
Knockadangan Cnoc an Daingean A stronghold.
Knockaderreen Cnoch an Doreín The hill of the little wood.
Knockaderry Cnoc an Doire The wooded hill.
Knockadoon Cnoc an Dún The hill surmounted by a Doon.
Knockaguilla Cnoc an Giolla The hill of the man servant.
Knockalassa Cnoc an Leasa Genitive of lios; the hill by the habitation.
Knockalehid Cnoc an Leathfad The last word means a declivity.
Knockalisheen Cnoc an Liosín The hill of the little lios.
Knockaloghaun Cnoc an Lochán The hill by the little pond.
Knockalough Cnoc an Loch The hill by the pond.
Knockalusseraun Cnoc an Lusore The plant male speedwell.
Knockamucky Cnoc na Muice The hog's hill.
Knockanalban Cnoc an Al Bán The hill of the white rock.
Knockaneadan Cnoc an Eadan The hill of the forehead, that is, the front hill.
Knockanean Cnoc an Éan The birds' hill.
Knockaneana Cnoc an Eanach The marshy hill.
Knockanimana Cnoc an Diamán The hill of sustenance.
Knockaninuan Cnoc an Eidhneán The hill abounding in ivy.
Knockanira Cnoch an Adhar The hill of frost and snow.
Knockanowra Cnoc an Ábhar So called from its supposed resemblance to the eyebrow, Abhra.
Knockanulty Cnoc an Úbhaltadh The hill of apple trees.
Knockaphutteen Cnoc an Putín A little hare, from putan, a hare.
Knockapreghaun Cnoc an Preachán The rook's hill.
Knockaskeheen Cnoc an Sceachín The hill of the little bush.
Knockaskibole Cnoc an Sgioból The hill of the barn.
Knockatemple Cnoc an Teampoll The church hill.
Knockatermon Cnoc an Tarmon The hill of the church land.
Knockatinty Cnoc na Tinte The genitive plural of tine, fire.
Knockatloe Cnoc an T'shluagh Meaning an army.
Knockatooreen Cnoc an Tuarín The hill of the small patch of cultivated ground.
Knockatullaghan Cnoc an Tulachán This seems to be tautology, both words having the same meaning.
Knockatunna Cnoc an T'shunnach The hill of the milking place.
Knockaun Cnocán A little hill.
Knockaunerrigal Cnocán Erghabál So named from taking or seizing.
Knockaunroe Cnocán Ruadh The red hillock.
Knockaunvicteera Cnochán Mhic Tíre The wolf's little hill.
Knockavorheen Cnoc an Bhotharín The hill by the by-road.
Knockballynameath Cnoc Baile na Meadhach The place of stallions.
Knockbeha Cnoc Beithe A hill covered with birch trees.
Knockbrack Cnoc Breac The speckled or brown hill.
Knockdonagah Cnoc Donncadha Donogh's hill.
Knockdoocunna Cnoc Dubh Chonnadh The wood of dark trees.
Knockdrumagh Cnoc Dromach A backlike ridge.
Knockdrumleague Cnoc Drom Liag Stony ridge hill.
Knockerry Cnoc Doire (Four Masters, A.D. 1599) the wooded hill.
Knockloskeraun Cnoc Losca The hill of the burning.
Knockmeal Cnoc Máol The low hill.
Knockmore Cnoc Mór The great hill.
Knockmoy Cnoc Mágh The hill of the plain.
Knockmurragha Cnoc Morchadh Morrogh's hill; Morrogh was a common name in the O'Brien family.
Knocknagarhoon Cnoc na Geathramhna So called from several townlands converging there.
Knocknageeha Cnoc na Gaóthe The windy hill.
Knocknagong Cnoc na Conga The last word means the antlers of a buck.
Knocknagraigue Cnoc na Gráige A herd of horses.
Knocknagroagh Cnoc na Cró The hill of the sheepfolds.
Knocknahanee Cnoc na Seanádh The hill of counsel.
Knocknahila Cnoch na Aile Beag The hill of the little declivity.
Knocknahooan Cnoc na Uamhan The hill of the caves.
Knocknalappa Cnoc na Lapach The hill of the swamps.
Knocknaraha Cnoc na Ratha The genitive of ruith, running away or flight.
Knocknaranhy Cnoc na Raithneach The ferny hill.
Knocknareeha Cnoc na Roidheidh This last words means contending.
Knocknaskeagh Cnoc na Sgeach The hill covered with white thorn bushes.
Knockneppy Cnoc an Neipe The hill of the turnip.
Knockogan Cnoc Ogán This last word means trees or branches.
Knockogonnell Cnoc ua Chonnaill O'Connell's hill.
Knockpatrick Cnoc Phádraig Patrick's hill.
Knockreagh Cnoc Riabhach The brown hill.
Knockreddan Cnoc ua Rodán O'Reddan's hill.
Knockroe Cnoc Rúadh The red hill.
Knocksagcart Cnoc Sagart The priest's hill.
Knockshanvo Cnoc Sean Mho The old man's hill.
Knockycallinan Cnoc ua Callanáin O'Callinan's hill.
Knockyclovaun Cnoc an Clomhán This last word means the dressing of flax.
Knopoge Cnapóg A hillock.
Kyle Coill A wood.
Kylea Coill Aodh Aodh's wood.
Kyleatunna Coill an t'Shunnach The milking place.
Kylecreen Coill Crian The withered wood.
Kyleglass Coill Glas The green wood.