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Cill Reachtais
Civil parish
Kilraghtis is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°54′10″N 8°55′54″W / 52.902852°N 8.931629°W / 52.902852; -8.931629Coordinates: 52°54′10″N 8°55′54″W / 52.902852°N 8.931629°W / 52.902852; -8.931629
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Kilraghtis (Irish: Cill Reachtais[1]) is a civil parish of County Clare, Ireland. It covers an area northeast of the town of Ennis, and includes the Ennis suburb of Roslevan.


The parish of Kilraghtis is in the barony of Bunratty Upper. It is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Ennis. The parish is 4.75 by 2 miles (7.64 by 3.22 km) and covers 5,587 acres (2,261 ha). In 1841 the population was 1,995 in 297 houses. The man hamlet at that time was Spancel-Hill. The main road from Ennis to Galway runs through the parish.[2]

The civil parish of Kilraghtis is today part of the Catholic parish of Doora-Barefield in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. The parish serves the civil parishes of Doora, Templemaley and Kilraghtis, including the Ennis suburb of Roslevan. The Church of Our Lady is in Roslevan.[3] St Josephs Doora-Barefield GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club. It has its ground at Gurteen.[4]

History and antiquities[edit]

There are few antiquities of any interest in the parish. In 1893 the old church was very dilapidated. Nothing is known about the church or its patron. There are no holy wells, and no significant raths or forts.[5]

In 1559 the Battle of Spancel Hill was fought nearby, during a succession dispute in the O'Brien clan.


The parish holds the townlands of Ballyduff, Ballyline, Ballymacahil, Ballymaconna, Ballyogan, Bearnafunshin, Cahernalough, Cappagh Beg, Cappagh More, Carrowdotia, Cloonkerry, Cloontymurphy, Cullenagh, Curraderra, Cragard, Drumgloon, Drumquin, Drumgranagh, Knockaluskraun, Racorcraun, Rosslevan, Tooreen and Tullyvoghan.[6]

The townland of Rosslevan is in the town of Ennis.[7]