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Kilmore, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Chill Mhór [an khill wore] ‘the great church’.

Background

Village is 7km SW of Portadown

bar: Oneilland West

The present Church of Ireland church marks the site of an early church. In 1120 Kilmore is referred to as Cillmor Ua Niallain ‘Kilmore of Uí Nialláin’, the final element being the territory represented by the modern barony of ONEILLAND.

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 89;

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Oneilland West
Parish
Kilmore
Parish in 1851
Kilmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
18246
Place name type
P