KILLENORTY, or KILLENOUGHT, a parish, in the barony of PUBBLEBRIEN, county of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 21/2 miles (S. W.) from Patrickswell, on the road from Croom to Limerick; containing 390 inhabitants. The land is generally good, and is based on limestone. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Limerick, forming part of the bishop's mensal. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Loughmore.
from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.