Placenames & their Meanings

Killala, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland


Townland Map Reference Irish Name Meaning

Breastagh

G 186 343

Breisteach

Broken Land

Carrowkeel

G 143 312

Ceathramhadh Chaol

The narrow quarter

Castlereagh

G 173 309

An Caisleán Riabhach

The grey castle

Cloonavarry

G 167 329

Cluain Uí Bhearraigh

O'Barry's lawn or meadow

Cloonbwee (Cloonboy)

G 174 338

Cluain Buidhe

Yellow meadow or lawn

Cloonskirtaun

G 169 291

Cluain Sciortán

Lawn of the insects

Corbutbeg (Carbadbeg)

G 178 328

Carbad Beag

Little chariot

Cortoon

G 188 321

Cartun

A cartron of land

Croghan

G 204 310

Cruachan

A round hill

Crosspatrick

G 216 285

Cros Phádraig

St. Patrick's Cross

Dooonamona

G 166 319

Dún na Móna

The fort of the turf

Folataggart (Fallataggart)

N/A

Fál a'tSagairt

The priests hedge

Killala

G 201 301

Cill Ealaidh

Eala's Church

Killgobbin

G 187 317

Cill Ghobáin

Saint Gobban's Church

Killogunra

G 174 285

Cill Ó gCunra

The Church of the O'Conras

Killybrone

G 196 312

Cill Bron

Church of Bron

Kilroe

G 215 294

Cill Reo

Reo's Church

Knockrow (Knockroe)

G 169 328

Cnoc Ruadh

The red hill

Leadymore

G 187 311

Leide Mór

Great meadow

Meelick

G 207 288

Miliuc

An isolated spot of land

Moyne

G 218 289

Maighin

A little plain

Rathbaan (Rathbaun)

G 165 311

Ráth Bán

White fort

Rathcash

G 167 301

Ráth Cais

The fort of Cas

Rathfran

G 188 334

Ráth Bhrain

Bran's fort

Rathnaworaun

G 169 321

Ráth na bhFuarán

The fort of the cold springs

Rathowen

G 183 291

Ráth Eoghain

Owen's fort

Rathreagh

G 153 305

Ráth Riach

Grey fort

Ross

G 217 326

Ros

A promontory

Steelaun

G 201 341

Stiallán

A small stripe of land

Tawnaghmore

G 206 282

Tamhnach Mór

Great field

Templemurry (Templemary)

G 179 324

Teampall Muire

Mary's Church

Touracoppul

N/A

Tuar a'Chapaill

Green field of the horse

Toureen (Tooreen)

G 186 349

Tuairín

A small beach or green field

Reference: Ordnance Survey Field Name Books 1838

Map Reference: Ordnance Survey Ireland Discovery Series 1:50 000 No.'s 23 & 24