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"Ballinamara", or Ballynemara, a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 1/2 miles (S. S. E.) from Freshford; on the road from Kilkenny to Johnstown; containing 867 inhabitants. It comprises 3755 statute acres of tolerably good land, of which two-thirds consist of pasture land, and one-third is under tillage. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Canice, Kilkenny, to whom the rector is appropriate. The church is a plain modern building. There is neither glebe-house nor glebe. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Freshford. The parochial school is held in the vestry-room of the church; and there is a private pay school, in which are about 70 boys and 20 girls.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballinamore. RC Parish: Freshford
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1773; m. Aug 1775.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic		Time 		FHLC
parish		parish			period		number
Ballinamara	Freshford pt		1873-1880	0979701
		Tullaroan pt		1843-1880	0926204

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Ballinamara	Ballycannon		362	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Ballydowel Big		489	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Ballydowel Little	230	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Ballynolan		87	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Bootstown (Connor)	186	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Bootstown (Cox)		199	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Gaulstown Lower		330	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Gaulstown Upper		373	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Knockroe		83	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Rahelty     		298	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Rathmoyle		374	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Remeen			51	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Sart			379	Ossory    
Ballinamara	Wallstown   		393	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 10 Apr 1999

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