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Kildress Parish, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Cill Dreas [kill drass] ‘church of (the) brambles’.

Background

Townlands are 4km W of Cookstown

bar: Dungannon Upper

The ruins of the former parish church are in an old graveyard on the south bank of the BALLINDERRY RIVER in the townland of KILDRESS UPPERwhich is bordered on the east by KILDRESS LOWER [Kildressce 1302].

References

Additional Information

cf. Kildress U/L tds. 4955, 4956

Historical name form

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Barony
Dungannon Upper
Parish
Kildress
Parish in 1851
Kildress
Townland
None
Place name ID
20953
Place name type
P