Kiltubbrid

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

History[edit]

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.

Sport[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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