"Bawn", or Blacknow, a grange, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster. It is also called Baunrichen, and is said to been part of the possesions of the monastery of Fertagh. In ecclesiastical matters it is one of the denominations which constitute the union of Burnchurch, in the dioces of Ossory. Fairs are held on Ascension-day, July 8th, Sept. 8th, and Oct. 29th.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]