"Kilmacahill", or Kilmocahill, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 1/2 miles (N.) from Gowran, on the road from Dublin to Waterford; containing 1391 inhabitants. It comprises 4396 statute acres, mostly good arable land, with the exception of 100 acres of mountain land at Knockadeen. Limestone and flag-stone abound, and there is a marble quarry at Butler's Grove. Here is a corn-mill, worked by a small stream, which falls into the Barrow. The principal seats are Mount Rothe, Viewmount, and Paulstown Castle. The last is an ancient square pile of building, said to have formerly been the residence of Sir Pearse Butler. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is impropriate in the Master and Brethren of the Hospital of the Holy Ghost, Waterford, and Henry Flood, Esq. There is a glebe-house, with five acres of glebe. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or diostrict of Grange-Silvae. The parochial school in which about 20 children are educated, is partly supported by the vicar. There are also two private schools, in which about 130 children are taught.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]