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"Burnchurch", or Kiltraneen, a parish, partly in the barony of Galmoy, but chiefly in that of Shillelogher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Kilkenny; containing 1450 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Kilkenny to Carrick-on-Suir, and comprises 5373 statute acres: it is principally under an improved system of tillage; there is plenty of limestone, used chiefly for burning into lime. Farmley, the seat of R. Flood, Esq., is situated in a well-planted demesne, and was the residence of Rt. Hon. Henry Flood, one of the most distinguished members of the Irish House of Commons in 1791. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, to which the vicarages of Danesfort, Kilfeara, Abbey-Jerpoint, West-Jerpoint, Ballylinch, and Grangeleggan or Grangeclovan, and the denominations of Dunbell, Grange-Kilree, Woollen-Grange, Blackrath-Grange, Garran, Mocktown or Rathbin, Ardera, Lismatigue, and Plebestown have been immemorially united and were consolidated by act of council in 1678, forming the union of Burnchurch, which is in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Bishop; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of the cathedral of Christchurch, Dublin: the tithes of the parish amount to 320. 12. 6. payable in moeities to the vicars choral and the vicar. The church is a neat edifice with a steeple, the glebe-house built in 1810, and the glebe comprises 20 acres. In the R. C. divisions the parish is included in the four several unions or districts of Danesfort, Freshford, Moncoin, and Ballyhale.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Burnchurch. RC Parishes: Danesfort; Freshford; Mooncoin, Ballyhale.
Danesfort - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1819; m. Jan 1824.
Freshford - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1773; m. Aug 1775.
Mooncoin - Earliest Records: b. Dec 1797; m. Jan 1772.
Ballyhale - originally part of R. C. parishes of Aghavillar and E. Thomastown

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Burnchurch	Danesfort	1819-1876	0926193

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Burnchurch	Ballymack (Desart)	374	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Ballymack (Flood)	200	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Ballyroberts		146	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Booly           	261	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Burnchurch      	588	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Burnchurch Viper   	227	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Coalsfarm		264	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Farmley           	255	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Graigue Lower		129	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Graigue Upper		241	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Newlands     		148	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Oldtown        		390	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Paddock      		60	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Sunhill       		47	Ossory    
Burnchurch	Washer's Bog   		26	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 10 Apr 1999

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