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Killyman, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Cill na mBan [kill na man] ‘church of the women’.

Background

Village is 4km ESE of Dungannon

bar: Dungannon Middle

Killyman is in the townland of Laghey which contains the site of an ancient church and graveyard, west of the modern church of St Andrew [Cill na mBan c.1645].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 88

Additional Information

cf. Killyman Par. 30350

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Cill na mBan "Church of the Women"

1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 19/D31

Cill na mBan

1906Post-Sheanchas 83

Coill na mBan

1989GÉ 239

Cill na mBan ""church of the women""

1999Dict. Ulst. PN 89
(?)Killuainan1608Sur. Ulst. 153
Kilmana1610Speed's Ulster
Kilneman1613CPR Jas I 252b
Killanaman1614Inqs Tullaghoge (Ó Doibhlin) 175
Cill na mBan1643cCín Lae Ó M. 15
Killaman16571Hib. Reg.
Killaman1663Sub. Rolls Tyr. 10
Killaman1663?Sub. Rolls Tyr. 14
Kellaman1664Sub. Rolls Tyr. 45
Killaman1667Sub. Rolls Tyr. 11
Killaman1672Hib. Del.
Killyman Ch.1777Taylor & Skinner 26
Killyman1834cOSNB: gen. sources 19/D31
Killyman1835OSM xx 68
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Killyman
Parish in 1851
Killyman
Townland
Laghey
Place name ID
9810
Place name type
M