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BALLEEN

"Balleen", a parish, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (W. N. W.) from Freshford; the population is returned with the parishes of Coolcashin and Sheffin. It comprises about 1409 statute acres, and is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Freshford and prebend of Aghoure; the rectory is appropriate to the Dean and Chapter of St. Canice, Kilkenny. In the R. C. divisions it is included in the union or district of Lisdowney. Here are the picturesque ruins of a castle, on a stone of which is inscribed the date 1455.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Balleen. RC Parish: Lisdowney
Earliest Records: b. May 1817; m. Sep 1771.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)

Civil 		Roman Catholic		Time 		FHLC
parish		parish			period		number
Balleen		Lisdowney		1771-1880	0926199

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Balleen		Balleen Little		16	Ossory    
Balleen		Balleen Lower		592	Ossory    
Balleen		Balleen Upper or Baunmore 146	Ossory    
Balleen		Ballykieran or Frankford 457	Ossory    
Balleen		Baunmore or Balleen Upper 146	Ossory    
Balleen		Creenkill Beg		113	Ossory    
Balleen		Creenkill More		250	Ossory    
Balleen		Foyle North		117	Ossory    
Balleen		Foyle South		351	Ossory    
Balleen		Frankford or Ballykieran 457	Ossory    
Balleen		Lodge     		311	Ossory    
Balleen		Spahill			201	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 10 Apr 1999

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