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Kilcronaghan Parish, County Derry


Ir. Cill Chruithneacháin [kill khrinaghine] ‘(St) Cronaghan’s church’.


Hamlet is 2.5km SW of Tobermore

bar: Loughinsholin

The Cronaghan who gave name to the parish is said to have been the priest who fostered St Colmcille. Fragments of the medieval church seem to have been incorporated in an early 19th-century church, the ruins of which are in an old graveyard in the townland of MORMEAL [(go) Cill Cruineacháin c.1645].


McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 86

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Kellcruchnathan1306cEccles. Tax. (CDI) 215
Killcronighan1397Colton Vis. 76i, Inq.
Kylcronechan1397Colton Vis. 76
Kyllecronechan1397Colton Vis. 82
Kyllecronechan (Cill Cruithneachain ""ecclesia Crut1397Colton Vis. 82
Killermiechan1447Cal. Papal Letters x 283
Kyllecimechan1453Cal. Papal Letters x 375
Killerunechan1454Cal. Papal Letters x 706
Kyllerunechan1454Cal. Papal Letters x 726
Kilcronachan1477cReg. Sixt. IV (Annates)
Kylcrunechayn, the rectory of1511Annates Ulst. 225
Kilcronighan1609CPR Jas I 376b
Killcronighan1609CPR Jas I 376b
Killighrunnachan (Sti Chrimachani)1609cBp Montgomery Sur. (SAM 17) 53
Killcrunighan1610Bishop. Der. i 57
Kilcrinaghen1611Bishop. Der. i 80
Kilcrinaghan1615Bishop. Der. i 109
Kilcrunighan1615Bishop. Der. i 102
Kilcrunighan1615CPR Jas I 280a
Kilcrunighan, the termon or erenagh land of1615CPR Jas I 279a
Killcrenaghan, R''c''oria de1617cBishop. Der. i 129
Killcronahan1624cBishop. Der. i 145
Killcronohan1624cBishop. Der. i 145
Ballintrola b''bo termon/erenagh land Kilcrunaghan1634Bishop. Der. ii 335 $428
Derreskerdin b''bo termon/e''nagh land Kilcrunaghan1634Bishop. Der. ii 335 $428
Dirrygrinag b''bo termon/erenagh land Kilcrunaghan1634Bishop. Der. ii 335 $428
Kellynahawla b''bo termon/e''nagh land Kilcrunaghan1634Bishop. Der. ii 335 $428
Kilcrunaghan1634Bishop. Der. ii 335 $428
Killcrenehan1634?Bishop. Der. i 180
~I bporraist[e] Cill Cruinechan1645cCín Lae Ó M. 5
~go Cill Cruineach-in1645cCín Lae Ó M. 10
~go Cill Cruinechan1645cCín Lae Ó M. 5
Kilkrenaghan1654Civ. Surv. iii 167
Killcranughan1654Civ. Surv. iii 175
Killcrenaghan1654Civ. Surv. iii 175,176
Killkranaghan1654Civ. Surv. iii 187
Killkrenaghan1654Civ. Surv. iii 175,177,178
Killkrenaghan1654Civ. Surv. iii 174
Killrenaghan1654Civ. Surv. iii 175,176
Killnarahan, Part of the Parish of1657cHib. Reg. Loughinsholin
Kilcranaghan1659cCensus 1659 135
Killcronaghan1660Bishop. Der. i 342
Kilcrenaghan1661Bishop. Der. i 333
Kilcrennaghan1661Bishop. Der. i 331
Kilcrennan1661Bishop. Der. i 331,332
Kilcronaghan1661Bishop. Der. i 326
Killcronaghan1661Bishop. Der. i 343
Killkrenaghan Parish1661BSDc 61
Killranaghan Parish1661BSDc 52
Killecronaghan1661cBishop. Der. i 345
Kilcrenehan1663Bishop. Der. i 359
Kilcronaghan, The Parish of1663HMR (Ò Doibhlin 2) 74
Kilcrenanghan1665cBishop. Der. i 398
Killighrumachan1666Bishop. Der. i 405
Kilcronaghan1668Bishop. Der. i 415
Kilcrenaghan1669Bishop. Der. i 425
Killcronaghan1669Bishop. Der. i 425
Killecronaghan1671Bishop. Der. ii 1
Killecronaghan, rectory1671Bishop. Der. ii 1 $206
~Cill Cruinnechan1675cTop. Frag. 83
Kilcrennaghan1680Bishop. Der. ii 41 $247
Kilkrenaghan1680Bishop. Der. ii 42 $247
Cill Cruinnechan (Sti Crunechani)1680cTop. Frag. 83
~Cill Chroilichain1680cTop. Frag. 71
Killcranaghan1686Bishop. Der. ii 114 $279
Killcranaghan, Rec'' de1686Bishop. Der. ii 114
Kilcranaghan1688Bishop. Der. ii 479
Killcrenaghan1692Bishop. Der. ii 136 $298
Killcrenaghan, S''ti Chirmachani1692Bishop. Der. ii 136
Killecrananagha''1692Bishop. Der. ii 137 $298
Killecrananagha''1692Bishop. Der. ii 137
Kilcrenaghan1700cBishop. Der. ii 509
Kilcranagh1703Bishop. Der. ii 485 $439
Kilcranaghan1703Bishop. Der. ii 479 $437
Killcronaghan1767Par. Tithe Bk (OSNB) No. 9
Kilcronaghan1785Reg. Deeds abstracts ii 355 $718
Killcronaghan R.1813Sampson's Map
~Cill Cruithneacháin ""St Cronachan''s Church""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 9
~Cill Cruithneachain1850McSkim. Carrick.(1839) 82n
~Cill-Cruithnechain ""The church of St. Cronaghan""1925Munn's Notes 183
~Cill Chruithneacháin1989GÉ 235
~Cill Chruithneacháin ""(St) Cronaghan''s church""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 86
Cill Chruithneacháin ""St Cronaghan''s church""2002HMC replies HMCjun02
Parish in 1851
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