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Killeeshil, County Tyrone


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


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].


McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 87;

Additional Information

cf. Killeeshil Par. 70577

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ekellisill1302-Eccles. Tax. (Ó Doibhlin) 203
Ecclesie de Ceallysiyill1428Annates Ulst. 3
Ecclesie de Killisyll1442Annates Ulst. 7
Killissyll1455Reg. Mey 333
Killishell1608Sur. Ulst. 160
KilIshell + 2 chs , Sessioghnashee1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Kyllishell1609Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) app.II, c.2
Killeshill1614Inqs Tullaghoge (Ó Doibhlin) 175
Killeskill1615CPR Jas I 274b
Killishell1615CPR Jas I 274a
Killishill1615Papal Bull (Ó Doibhlin) 162
Killischill1615cPapal Bull (Ó Doibhlin) 162
Killishell1618CPR Jas I 376b
Kullishell1618CPR Jas I 375b
Killeshell1620CPR Jas I 478b
Killesill1620cRent Roll (Ó Doibhlin) 179
Killeshill1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Kylleesyl1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Killisle1655cCiv. Surv. 247,274,275
Killissell1655cCiv. Surv. 278
Killissill1655cCiv. Surv. 275,287
Killissll1655cCiv. Surv. 300
Clasuile pish1657cHib. Reg.
Kille==shell1657cHib. Reg.
Killishel1657cHib. Reg.
Killishell1657cHib. Reg.
Killissell1657cHib. Reg.
Killisill1664HMR Tyr. (1) 6
Killisell1666HMR Tyr. (2) 236
Killyshiell ch.1777Taylor & Skinner 275
Killishill (Par. in bar. Dungannon)1802Stat. Sur. Tyr. (McEvoy) 4
Killeshall1823Reg. Deeds abstracts vol. iii $558
Killeeshil1834OSM xx 62,63,64
Killeeshil, ch1834OSM xx 64
Killeshell par td, 9598a1834OSM xx 62
Killeshill1834OSM xx 62
Killishal1834OSM xx 62
Killishill1834OSM xx 62
~coill iseal - The lower wood1920cTNCT 43
~Coill Iseal ""the lower wood""1936TNCT 43
~Cill Íseal1969AGBP 138
Killysohyll1971Reg. Swayne (Ó Doibhlin) 102
Kyllyshyll1971Reg. Swayne (Ó Doibhlin) 333
~Cill Íseal [ ]1989GÉ 58
~Cill Íseal ""low church""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 87
Dungannon Lower
Parish in 1851
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