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Killeeshil Parish, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Cill Íseal [kill eeshil] ‘low church’.

Background

Townland is 6km NE of Ballygawley

bar: Dungannon Lower

The present Church of Ireland church marks the site of an early monastery. The parish of Killeeshil was created in 1732 out of the neighbouring parish of Carnteel [Killissyll 1455].

References

Additional Information

cf. Killeeshil td.10575

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
or deep mountain hollow""1999NIPNP signage PMcK/FC
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Killeeshil
Parish in 1851
Killeeshil
Townland
None
Place name ID
20954
Place name type
P