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Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839

Parish of Killeany

  1. Name and Situation; Saint Einne or Einde of Aran the Patron; Old Church on site of original one built by the the Saint.

  2. St. Coleman’s Well in Caher Makerilla; Ballygastell (Kill of) a burial place for children; Ruins of the house of O’Connoe or O’Conway More after whom the Townland was named in Ballyconnoe; Market said traditionally to have been held by him near the house while he flourished; The family called O’Conduibh in Wars of Torlogh; Tuath Mhachaire (Chapel of) a modern R.C. Chapel so called in Ballyconnoe; Tuath Mhachaire, the name of an ancient Territory comprising the Phs. of Kilmoon & Killeany, and now a R.C. Parish belonging to the Chapel; Caher-Mic-Erilla i.e., the Caher of the son of Irial, a large fort in the Townland to which it gives name; Caher-Maan (Cathair-Meadhoin) i.e., the Middle Caher, a large fort in Townland of same name; Cromlech called Leaba Dhiarmada agus Ghraine, Bed of Dermot and Graine in Coolcamore; Cromlechs so called by the Welsh Antiquaries from their crom or sloping position; Were not Altars consecrated to the God Crom, but erected as tombs over heroes slain in battle.


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