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Placename : Kilburne

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

Administrative Details:

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. O’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: “Kilburren als Churche Burrin� in an Inquisition of James I., “Kilburne� in the Regal Visitation Books of the early 17th century, and “Boryn� and “Breyne� in the Taxation of Pope Nicholas (1302-6).


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Parish Location Map:

Ballycashin, Bawnfune, Butlerstown North, Butlerstown South, Knockeen, Lisduggan, Munmahoge, Orchardstown, Towergare,

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