"Attanagh", a parish, partly in the barony of Upper Ossory, Queen's county, but chiefly in that of Fassadining, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 3/4 miles (E. S. E.) from Durrow; containing 750 inhabitants. This parish, formerly called Rathanna and Attier, is situated on the river Nore, and comprises 2445 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory; the rectory is united to that of Aharney, and in the patronage of the Crown; the vicarage is united by act of council to the vicarage of Aharney and the rectories of Kilmenan and Rossconnell, in the patronage of the Bishop. In the R. C. divisions this parish is one of the nine denominations that form the union or district of Ballyragget. The parochial school, in which are 25 children, is supported by the rector and vicar.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Attanagh. RC Parish: Ballyragget
Earliest Records: b. 1801; m. Apr 1856.

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 Civil           Roman Catholic          Time            FHLC
 parish           parish                   period           number 
Attanagh        Ballyragget             1856-1880       0979702 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish               Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Attanagh        Ballyoskill             1053    Ossory     
Attanagh        Castlemarket East       59      Ossory     
Attanagh        Castlemarket West       9       Ossory     
Attanagh        Earlsgarden             208     Ossory     
Attanagh        Loughill                599     Ossory     

The civil parish of Attanagh contained the following townlands.

The parish of Attanagh also contained townlands in County Laois (Queens)