|Killowen Point, just along the Lough from us
There are a lot of places in Ireland beginning with Kill, from the Irish Cill - it means Church .... So Killowen means Owen's Church. There's also Kilkeel, Kilkee, Kildare, Kilfeaghan, Kilcoo, Kilinaman and many many more.
During the Troubles there was a lot of comedy stories that were a play on words ... one was of the Army stopping John the story teller on his way home from a gig ...
Sergeant: Where are you coming from?
Sergeant: And where are you going too?
Oh dear ...
The Irish language crops up in a lot of town names - sadly very few people speak Irish fluently now, myself included, although I do have a few words .... but there are more and more Irish language schools opening up and even the Protestant and Loyalist communities are starting to show an interest in the language which is more closely related to Indo Arabic languages than to European ones.
There is no K in the Irish language, just a hard C.
Now for a K song - I recorded this Kate and Anna McGarrigle song on my very first album back in 1991. It's called Kiss and Say Goodbye and the link to my music page is here