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Kilgarrow Glebe, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Coill Garbh ‘rough wood’ + E. Glebe

Background

As always with the element kill in place-names, without some corroborative evidence, it is virtually impossible to state with certainty whether it refers to coill ‘wood’ or cill ‘church, churchyard’. However, one would generally expect to find some historical references to a church or burial ground in the area had there been such and here, there are none.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Killgarroo1817GJM M'stephana (OSNB) 54 B97 Clanawle
Killgarrow Glebe1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) 54 B97
~Coill Gharbh ""sylva aspera, rough wood""1834cOSNB Inf. 54 B97
~Coill-gharbh ""rough wood""1913Joyce iii 404
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Kinawley
Parish in 1851
Kinawley
Townland
None
Place name ID
20308
Place name type
T