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"Dunbell", a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. E.) from Kilkenny, on the road to Gowran; containing 567 inhabitants This parish comprises 4299 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Burnchurch. In the R. C. divisions it is the part of the union or district of Gowran.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Dunbell. RC Parish: Gowran, part Clara.
Gowran - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1809; m. Jan 1810.
Clara - Earliest Records: b. 1779; m. 1778.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Dunbell		Gowran		1809-1880	0926194
Dunbell		Clara		1809-1828	0926194
Note: Clara was created from the northern part of the R. C. parish of Gowran.

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Dunbell		Annfield		83	Ossory    
Dunbell		Carran         		289	Ossory    
Dunbell		Clashwilliam      	220	Ossory    
Dunbell		Dunbell Big		1298	Ossory    
Dunbell		Dunbell Little		36	Ossory    
Dunbell		Holdenstown    		276	Ossory    
Dunbell		Smithstown		375	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 12 Apr 1999

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