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"Killarney", a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 5 miles (S. W.) from Gowran; containing 581 inhabitants, and 3830 statute acres. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, entirely appropriate to the economy estate of the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Thomastown, and contains a chapel and a school. Here are the ruins of a castle, said to have been formerly occupied by the Grace family.

[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Killarney. RC Parish: Thomastown, part Tullaherin.
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 
Killarney       Tullaherin pt   1782-1833       0926202 
                                1834-1880       0926203 
Killarney       Thomastown pt   1782-1833       0926202 
                                1834-1880       0926203 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish         Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Killarney       Killarney               155     Ossory