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DUNKITT

"Dunkitt", a parish, in the barony of Ida, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N. by W.) from Waterford, on the road to Thomastown; containing 2637 inhabitants. The parish is situated near the river Suir, with which it communicates by the Dunkitt pill, and comprises 6267 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land is generally good, and is based on a substratum of limestone, of which great quantities are quarried chiefly for exportation to the county of Wexford by the river Suir, from which the pill is navigable to the quarries. The principal seats are Mullinabro', Greenville and Bishop's Hall. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, united by act of council, at a period unknown, to the vicarages of Kilcollum and Gaulskill, and in the patronage of the Crown; the rectory is impropriate in the family of Boyd. The glebe-house was built in 1817, and the glebe comprises 23 3/4 acres. The church of the union is at Gaulskill. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union Kilmacow; the chapel is at Bigwood. About 100 children are taught in a public school, and there are two private schools, in which are about the same number.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Dunkitt. RC Parish: Kilmacow.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1858; m. Aug 1858.; d. Jun 1858.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Dunkitt		Kilmacow pt 	1858-1880	0926198
		Mullinavat pt	1843-1880	0926201
Note: Mullinavat was created from the northern part of Kilmacow.

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Dunkitt		Ballyhomuck    		385	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Ballykeoghan   		381	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Ballykillaboy   	350	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Ballymountain		392	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Ballynamona		155	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Baunnageloge		175	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Blossomhill   		92	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Charlestown      	278	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Cloone			171	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Dunkitt			530	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Farnoge            	117	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Greenville    		273	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Killaspy		478	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Melville		270	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Milltown		507	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Mullinabro   		207	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Newtown      		82	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Rahard			401	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Rahillakeen  		269	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Rathnasmolagh		337	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Skeard			295	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Smartscastle East	76	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Smartscastle West	110	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Strangsmill    		109	Ossory    
Dunkitt		Tinvaucoosh    		320	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 12 Apr 1999

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