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Placename : Kilbarry

In Irish : Cill Bharra     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

Administrative Details:

The name of the parish is ecclesiastical in its origin, incorporating the ancient church founder's name (Barra). The church, to which there are some references in municipal documents and monastic charters, passed early into the hands of the Knights Templars, who erected a Preceptory of their order beside it. Though close to the Danish stronghold, the original formation of the church was Celtic, as the name, retained through all the ages, indicates. Only insignificant remains of the church survive, and the cemetery had, a few years since, become so crowded that the Sanitary Authority was obliged to close it to further burials.


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Parish Location Map:

Ballinamona, Ballindud, Ballybeg, Ballyhoo, Ballynaneashagh, Carriganard, Carrigroe, Coolgower, Kilbarry, Lacken,

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