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GRAIGUENAMANAGH

"Graiguenamanagh", Graig, or Graignamanagh, a market and post-town, and a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 6 miles (S.) from Goresbridge (to which it has a sub-post-office), and 58 (S.S.W.) from Dublin, on the road from Carlow to New Ross; containing 4745 inhabitants, of which number, 2130 are in the town. William Marshal, the elder, Earl of Pembroke, founded a abbey here for Cisternian monks in 1212, the abbot of which was a lord of parliament until the Reformation, when it was granted to Sir E. Butler, and now is the property of Lord Clifden: there are considerable remains of the building. The town contains 417 houses, and is improving in appearance; it has a handsome bridge over the Barrow, on which river it has between 40 and 50 boats of about 40 tons' burden each. In or near the town are a brewery and malthouse, and a flour and three grist-mills. The parish comprises 11,879 statute acres: there is a considerable quantity of mountain land, including Brandon Hill, and Lord Clifden has planted 300 or 400 acres. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church is a plain edifice. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising this parish, Ullard, and Powerstown, and has two chapels, of which that at Graig is a very commodious building. There are two national schools, in which about 500 children are educated. There are some remains of a castle by the river.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Graiguenamanagh. RC Parish: Graignamanagh.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1838; m. Jul 1818.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Graiguenamanagh	Graiguenamanagh	1867-1931	0926114

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Graiguenamanagh	Aghclare		269	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Ballyduff		167	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Ballynakill		274	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Ballyogan		1225	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Baunastackaun		123	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Bauntabarna		75	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Bohermore       	46	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Brandondale    		65	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Brandonhill     	1654	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Coolfarnamanagh   	87	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Coolierin        	127	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Coolroe         	910	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Coppanagh     		1347	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Deerpark		229	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Fishersgraigue     	64	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Glencoum		604	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Graiguenamanagh   	356	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Knockbodaly   		161	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Moneen			364	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Newtown      		197	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Oldgrange    		717	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Priestsvalley     	82	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Raheendonore    	2256	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Tikerlevan  		831	Leighlin
Graiguenamanagh	Tinnapark     		179	Leighlin
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 12 Apr 1999

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