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"Kilfane", a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (N. E. by N.) from Thomastown, on the road from Dublin to Waterford; containing 898 inhabitants, This parish is supposed to have derived its name from the foundation of a church here at a very early period by St. Phiam: it comprises 3830 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The principal seats are Kilfane House, Summer Hill, Castlefield, and the glebe-house of the Rev. Archdeacon Irwin. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, united by act of council, in 1676, to the vicarages of Tullowherin and Blanchevillestown, together forming the union of Kilfane and the corps of the archdeaconry of Ossory, in the patronage of the Bishop. The church is a neat modern edifice with a spire. The glebe-house was erected in 1807; the glebe comprises 46a. 3. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union of Thomastown. The parochial school, in which are about 90 children, is aided by subscriptions. Here are some remains of the ancient church, and of Kilbline and Ballynaboola castles.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilfane. RC Parish: Thomastown
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Kilfane		Tullaherin pt	1782-1833	0926202
				1834-1880	0926203
		Thomastown pt	1782-1833	0926202
				1834-1880	0926203

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Kilfane		Badgerrock		125	Ossory    
Kilfane		Ballykeoghan      	69	Ossory    
Kilfane		Blessington      	120	Ossory    
Kilfane		Castlegarden   		1018	Ossory    
Kilfane		Cloghscregg     	1032	Ossory    
Kilfane		Com			106	Ossory    
Kilfane		Glebe			75	Ossory    
Kilfane		Kilfane Demesne		514	Ossory    
Kilfane		Kilfane East		95	Ossory    
Kilfane		Kilfane West		91	Ossory    
Kilfane		Kilmurry		28	Ossory    
Kilfane		Knockanroe North	119	Ossory    
Kilfane		Knockanroe South	24	Ossory    
Kilfane		Stoneen   		77	Ossory    
Kilfane		Stroan     		208	Ossory    
Kilfane		Sugarstown    		263	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 17 Apr 1999

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