The meaning of Kildavin is thought to refer to an early church (Cill) or an ancient wood (Coill).
Kildavin is situated close to the Blackstairs mountains. The South Leinster Way long distance walking trail starts in the village at the Church of Ireland church. Stage 1 leads the walker from Kildavin to Borris, covering a distance of 20 km.
The surrounding landscape of this area is quite marvelous. If you happen to visit Kelly’s Quarter along this route and the day is clear, you will be rewarded with exhilarating views of the Irish Sea.