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BALLYBUR

"Ballybur", a parish, in the barony of Shillelogher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. W.) from Kilkenny; containing 237 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Kilkenny to Callan, and comprises 655 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. During the prelacy of David Hacket, who presided over the see of Ossory from 1460 to 1478, this place, which at that time had its own church, was annexed to the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny, at the instance of its patron, R. Vole, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of St. Canice, which is served by the vicars choral of the cathedral, to whom the rectory is appropriate. In the R. C. divisions it is partly in the union or district of St. Canice, and partly in that of Danesfort.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballybur. RC Parish: part Danesfort; part St. Canice's
Danesfort - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1819; m. Jan 1824.
St. Canice - Earliest Records: b. Apr 1768; m. Jun 1768.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic		Time 		FHLC
parish		parish			period		number
Ballybur	Danesfort		1819-1876	0926193
Ballybur	St Canice		1768-1810	0926195

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Ballybur	Ballybur Lower		275	Ossory    
Ballybur	Ballybur Upper		392	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 10 Apr 1999

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