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"Kilferagh", or Kilfeara, a parish, in the barony of Shillelogher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster; 2 1/2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Kilkenny, on the river Nore; containing 58 inhabitants. Here is a constabulary police stastion. Kilfeara is the seat of H. Ryan, Esq., and Sheestown, of J. Shee, Esq.; and in the demesne of the latter is a villa, the property and occasional residence of J. Power O'Shee, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Burnchurch; the rectory is impropriate in Lady Tynte Caldwell. In the demesne of Sheestown are the ruins of an ancient church, which is the burial ground of the Shee family.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilferagh. RC Parish: St. Patrick's
Earliest Records: b. Aug 1800; m. Jul 1801.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Kilferagh       St Patrick’s    not available 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish         Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Kilferagh       Kilferagh               365     Ossory     
Kilferagh       Sheastown               599     Ossory     

The civil parish of Kilferagh contained the following townlands.