Killeeshil, County Tyrone

Parish and Townland (Killeeshil Civil Parish)

[Map]: Map showing the location of County Tyrone in Ireland
[Map]: Map showing the location of Killeeshil in County Tyrone, Ireland

Description of Killeeshil (Also known as Killishil, killeshal, Killeshill):

KILLESHILL, or KILLISHIL, or KILLESHAL, a parish, in the barony of DUNGANNON, county of TYRONE, and province of ULSTER, 6 miles (S. W.) from Dungannon, on the road from that place to Ballygawley; containing 4615 inhabitants. This parish was formed by order of council in 1732, by separating 27 townlands from the parish of Carrenteel, and Archbishop Robinson endowed the living with the townland of Glencal for a glebe, which was exchanged for the present glebe adjoining the church. According to the Ordnance survey it comprises 9839.25 statute acres (including a detached portion of 241.25 acres), of which 8879 are applotted under the tithe act, and valued at 4817 £ per annum.

About half the land is arable, one-fourth pasture, and the remainder bog and waste land; limestone is abundant and is burnt for manure. The soil is cold and thin, but is well cultivated: the inhabitants combine weaving with their agricultural pursuits. The church is a small neat edifice, built in 1776 by aid of a gift of £481 from the late Board of First Fruits. The glebe-house was erected by aid of a gift of £100 in 1817, from the same Board: the glebe comprises 514a. 3r. 26p.

In the R. C. Divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Donaghmore; it has no chapel, but an altar in the open air. There are places of worship for Presbyterians in connexion with the Synod of Ulster and the Seceding Synod.

…Extracts from The Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 (transcribed by Mel Lockie).


The 1821 - 1851 census returns for Ireland were almost all destroyed in a fire, whereas the 1861 - 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. However, full details from the 1901 & 1911 Census returns are available (and fully-searchable free-of-charge) on-line on the National Archives of Ireland website.

Townlands, Villages, & Towns of Killeeshil Parish

This is a list of the settlements listed in the GENUKI Gazetteer as being within Killeeshil Civil Parish, with links to the relevent GENUKI Town/Village page where available. Many places straddle parish boundaries, in which case they may be listed under each parish.

Aghaginduff Townland
Aghnahoe Townland
Ballynahaye Townland
Bockets Townland
CABRAGH Village and Townland
Clontyclevin Townland
Clontyfallow Townland
Coolhill Townland
Cranlome Townland
Cullentra Townland
Dergenagh Townland
Drumfad Townland
Ennish Townland
Eskragh Townland
Farriter Townland
Fasglashagh Townland
Glencull Townland
KILLEESHIL Parish and Townland
Lisfearty Townland
Lurgacullion Townland
Mullyroddan Townland
Mullysilly Townland
Mulnahunch Townland
Tullyvannon Townland

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Churches & Cemeteries:

The following places of worship and burial are listed in the GENUKI Church & Cemetery Database.

Aghaginduff: Roman Catholic, St Joseph
Ennish: Presbyterian
Killeeshil: Church of Ireland, St Paul
Lisfearty: Presbyterian

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Surnames interests for Killeeshil

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Strays from Killeeshil in Ships' Passenger Lists

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This place is located near to Lat/Lon 54.481464/-6.943402, which you can view on this selection of on-line maps:

Detailed 19th century Ordnance Survey maps for the whole of County Tyrone (at 6 inches to the mile), are available to view at the British Library in London (Reader Ticket needed) and on-line via the OSI Website.

Links to Geotagged Photographs:


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this page: Mel Lockie. If you can tell us any of the information currently missing from this page, then we'd love to hear from you. You can get in-touch by using the 'contribute information' link at the bottom of this page.

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