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"Glashare", a parish, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 1/4 miles (S. by E.) from Rathdowney; containing 619 inhabitants, This parish comprises 2703 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of Rathdowney. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Eirke. About 50 children are educated in a private school. Part of the townland of Rathlogan was split into a separate civil parish.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Glashare. RC Parish: Galmoy, part Johnstown.
Galmoy - Earliest Records: b. Jun 1861; m. Sep 1861.
Johnstown - Earliest Records: b. Aug 1814; m. Feb 1851.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Glashare 	Galmoy 		1861-1876	0979701
		Johnstown pt	1815-1880	0979700
Note: The old R.C. parish of Eirke was split into Galmoy and Johnstown.

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Glashare	Ballylehaun        	418	Ossory    
Glashare	Coolnacrutta      	888	Ossory    
Glashare	Glashare		872	Ossory    
Glashare	Rathlogan		146	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 14 Apr 1999

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