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

Parish of Kilnaboy (a)

                                           21st October 1839.

The Parish of Kilnaboy is situated in the Barony of Inchiquin, County of Clare and Province of Munster. Its greatest length from Tullycommon Townland in the north to the Town of Corofin in the south is six and a quarter miles, and from Ballyeightra Lough in the east to the Townland of Leimeneagh (Leim an Eich) South, in the west is six three-quarter statute miles. It is of a tolerably regular form, and is bounded north by the Parishes of Carn and Kilkeedy, south by Rath, east by Disert and west by Kilfenora Parish. See Name Book.

The name of this Parish is of ecclesiastical origin and a good anglicising of the original, Cill Inghine Bhaoith, i.e., the Church of the Daughter of Baoth or Boctius, but what her own particular name was we have not yet been able to ascertain.

The name Innenbhuidhe pronounced Innerwee, was a favourite name for females in this Parish until within a recent period; and one woman bearing the name still lives near the Church (Ennewee Dillon).