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"Kilbeacon", a parish, in the barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 8 miles (S. by E.) from Knocktopher, on the road from Kilkenny to Waterford; containing 1049 inhabitants, and 3151 statute acres. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, united to the vicarages of Rosinan and Killahy, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny. There is a glebe of 16 acres. The church is a modern building. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Kilmacow. About 160 children are educated in three private schools. At Earlsrath was a large fort, emcompassed by a fosse and a bank about 20 feet high: the enclosed area measured about 70 yards by 55, amd contained some buildings.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
see also Mullinavat.

Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilbeacon. RC Parish: Mullinavat.
Earliest Records: b. Feb 1843; m. May 1843.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Kilbeacon	Mullinavat 	1843-1880	0926201
Note: Mullinavat was created from northern Kilmacow R.C. parish.

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Kilbeacon	Ballylusky		325	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Ballynoony East		417	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Ballynoony West		1326	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Ballyvatheen		103	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Coolanimod North	164	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Coolanimod South	113	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Earlsrath		144	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Garrandarragh		376	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Manselscourt		229	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Mullinavat    		32	Ossory    
Kilbeacon	Smithstown		169	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 30 Apr 1999

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