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Kilroot, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Cill Ruaidh [kill rooee] ‘church of the red land’.

Background

Townland is 2.5km NE of Carrickfergus

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The site of the ancient church is marked by the remains of a 17th-century house and bawn known as BISHOP’S HOUSE[(Colman) Cilli Ruaid c.830].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 89;

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Kilrout1610Speed's Ulster
Barony
Belfast Lower
Parish
Kilroot
Parish in 1851
Kilroot
Townland
None
Place name ID
6370
Place name type
T