Killavullen

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Killavullen
Cill an Mhuilinn
Village
Killavullen bridge spanning the River Blackwater
Killavullen bridge spanning the River Blackwater
Killavullen is located in Ireland
Killavullen
Killavullen
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°08′50″N 08°30′54″W / 52.14722°N 8.51500°W / 52.14722; -8.51500Coordinates: 52°08′50″N 08°30′54″W / 52.14722°N 8.51500°W / 52.14722; -8.51500
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Population
 • Total 224
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Killavullen (Irish: Cill an Mhuilinn, meaning "the Church of the Mill") is a village on the river Blackwater, in County Cork, Ireland.[1][2] The village is located just south of the N72 road, is 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Mallow and 32 km (20 mi) north of Cork city. The census of 2002 put the population at 224. The parish of Killavullen & Annakissa contains close to 1500 people.

The modern parish includes the former parish of Annakissa. The church in the village was built in 1839 and is dedicated to St. Nicholas.

Edmund Burke, parliamentarian and philosopher, received some of his early education in a hedge school in Killavullen. Nano Nagle, founder of the Presentation Sisters, was born near Killavullen (in Ballygriffin) in 1718.

Ballymacmoy House[edit]

Ballymacmoy house, Killavullen

The village contains Ballymacmoy House, home of the Hennessy family of Cognac fame. The present house was built in 1818. The original was a short distance up river.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland. Cill an Mhuilinn Verified 2014-09-29.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland. Online Map Viewer Verified 2014-09-29.
  3. ^ Irish Family Names - Hennessy