Having been raised with the word Pill, its only recently I began to realise that there was something special or unique about it. In 2022 I decided to research the placename further. The subsquent blog drew feedback from across the SE of Ireland, and the SW of England and Wales.
Now to clarify the word Pill.
Pills on the Three Sisters – an introduction
We also have the River Blackwater that flows from above Kilmacow Co Kilkenny – also referred to in various records as the Black River, the Blackwater Pill, Grannagh Pill, Dunkitt Pill or Kilmacow Pill. Pill Road is found in Kilmacow.