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Killetra (from Irish Coill Íochtarach, meaning 'lower wood') is an ancient Irish district in what is now southern County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Killetra along with the ancient districts of Clandonnell, Glenconkeyne, and Tomlagh, comprised the former barony of Loughinsholin, with Killetra reaching from the present-day town of Magherafelt to the Ballinderry River.[1][2]

As a result of the dense forest that used to cover Killetra and Glenconkeyne both formed the most inaccessible part of the whole of Ulster.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Toner, Gregory, Place-names of Northern Ireland - Volume Five, County Londonderry I, The Moyola Valley, page 233. The Institute of Irish Studies - Queens University Belfast, 1996. ISBN 0-85389-613-5
  2. ^ a b Notes on the Place Names of the Parishes and Townlands of the County of Londonderry, 1925, Alfred Moore Munn, Clerk of the Crown and Peace of the City and County of Londonderry