In Irish : Cill Bhairrinn
Administrative Unit : Parish
Pronunciation Audio File
The small parish does not share its name (of ecclesiastical origin) with a townland as the vast majority of parishes do. Consequently the name (Cill Bhoirinn) is not in popular use. Neither is the meaning of the name very clear. Oâ€™Donovan renders it - Church of the Rocky Place. Dineen gives boirne as the genitive of
boireann. Apparently there is a double genitive. The parish is referred to as: â€œKilburren als Churche
Burrinâ€? in an Inquisition of James I., â€œKilburneâ€? in the Regal Visitation Books of the early 17th century,
and â€œBorynâ€? and â€œBreyneâ€? in the Taxation of Pope Nicholas (1302-6).
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