"Ballylinch", a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 mile (N.) from Thomastown; containing 298 inhabitants. It forms part of the estate of Mount Juliet, comprises 165 statute acres. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and is included in the union of Burnchurch; the rectory is a sub-denomination forming part of the Mount Juliet demesne. In the R. C. divisions it is comprehended in the union or district of Thomastown.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballylinch. RC Parish: Thomastown.
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic          Time            FHLC 
parish           parish                   period           number 
Ballylinch      Thomastown              1782-1833       0926202    
                                        1834-1880       0926203 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish               Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Ballylinch      Ballydonnell            108     Ossory     
Ballylinch      Ballylinch Demense      817     Ossory     
Ballylinch      Legan                   241     Ossory     

The civil parish of Ballylinch contained the following townlands.