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Kiltubrid is a civil parish in the barony of Leitrim, County Leitrim, Ireland.[1]


The name of the parish (Irish: Cill Tiobraid) translates as "the Church of the Well", a reference to the ancient church in the townland of the same name in Muintir Eolais. This building was substantially demolished during Penal times. This remaining ruins are located beside a holy well dedicated to Saint Patrick. Folklore relates that well was infilled when the church was demolished, but sprang up a short distance away. The townland of Kiltubrid was the ancient centre of the parish.

On 5 December 1640, the Committee of Irish affairs of the Long Parliament upheld a petition against Frederick Hamilton from a native noble "Tirlagh Mac Raghnaill (Reynolds) of Kiltubrid parish",[2] which complained "hee had been prosecuted uniustlie for lands in the Countie of Leytrim in Ireland" by "Sir Fredericke Hambledon".[3]

The Kiltubrid Shield was discovered in the 19th century in the townland and parish of Kiltubrid. Human settlements have been recorded at Lough Scur since the New Stone Age.


"Kiltubrid GAA" is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club which won the Leitrim Senior Football Championship in 2005.[4]

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  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland - Kiltubrid.
  2. ^ "The Down Survey of Ireland".
  3. ^ Simonds d'Ewes. "The Journal of Simonds d'Ewes". p. 111, Footnote 28.
  4. ^ Official website - Kiltubrid GAA