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"Ballylarkin", a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 3/4 miles (S. W.) from Freshford; containing 243 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Freshford to Johnstown, and comprises 4733 statute acres of which 1370 are applotted under the tithe act. 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 rectory is appropriate. There is neither church, glebe-house, nor glebe: the Protestant inhabitants attend divine service at Freshford church. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Freshford. Here are the ruins of a castle, once the seat of the Shortall family, which for a long time was of great note in this county.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballylarkin. 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 
Ballylarkin     Freshford               1873-1880       0926192 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish               Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Ballylarkin     Ballylarkin Lower       370     Ossory     
Ballylarkin     Ballylarkin Upper       540     Ossory     
Ballylarkin     Ballyphilip             247     Ossory     
Ballylarkin     Monabrogue              236     Ossory     

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The civil parish of Ballylarkin contained the following townlands.