"KILLEELY, (or Killily, or Killigally), a parish in the baronies of Lower Bunratty, Limerick city, and Pubblebrien, counties Clare and Limerick, province of Munster, Ireland. It is included within the limits of the city of Limerick, its post town. The parish, which is 4 miles long by 3 broad, is situated on the river Shannon. The road from Limerick to Ennis traverses the interior. The surface attains an altitude of 1,010 feet in the northern portion. The living is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Limerick, value £279, in the patronage of the bishop. The church was built by Mr. Burton in 1735. There are a Sunday and six day schools. Cratloe Woods is the principal residence.
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868