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Killeen, County Down

Origin

Ir. An Coillín 'the little wood'

Background

No fewer than eighty townlands are named Killeen and many of these derive their names from cillín ''little church''. However, in the case of this townland there is no evidence of a church and it is more likely therefore that the name has its origin in coillí­n ''little wood''. Part of this townland is in the neighbouring parish of Dundonald.

References

K. Muhr, 2009

Additional Information

split townland, other portion in par. Holywood

Historical name form

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Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Dundonald
Parish in 1851
Dundonald
Townland
None
Place name ID
35221
Place name type
T