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KILMACOW

"Kilmacow", a parish, in the barony of Iverk, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Waterford, on the road to Thomastown; containing 1923 inhabitants, of which number, 176 are in the village. It comprises 4389 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and has some good limestone quarries. The village contains 31 houses, and is a constabulary police station; petty sessions are held in it every alternate week. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the gift of the Bishop. The glebe-house has a glebe of 11a. 22p. The church is a neat edifice with a handsome sprire, rebuilt in 1818. In the R. C. divisions this parish is the head of a union or district, comprising the parishes of Kilmacow, Dunkit, Gaulskill, Ullid, Kilbeacon, and part of Killaghy, and containing chapels at Kilmacow, Mullinavat, and Hill. The parochial school was built on land given by Mr. Roche; about 80 children are educated in it, and about 190 in three private schools. There are some fine ruins of Grandison, or Graney, castle, consisting of the remains of the keep, the great hall, and of three circular towers, on the margin of the river Suir. It is supposed to have been erected by Col. Butler for Charles I., but was finally surrendered to Col. Axtel, Cromwell's governor of Kilkenny, and was afterwards allowed to fall into decay.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Also see the village of Dangan.

Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilmacow. RC Parish: Kilmacow.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1858; m. Aug 1858.; d. Jun 1858.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Kilmacow	Kilmacow pt	1858-1880	0926198
		Mullinavat 	1843-1880	0926201

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Kilmacow	Ballydaw		506	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Ballygriffin     	167	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Ballynearla		467	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Clonassy     		720	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Dangan			592	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Flemingstown    	156	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Granny         		1137	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Kilmacow		246	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Narrabaun North		126	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Narrabaun South		247	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Newtown       		76	Ossory    
Kilmacow	Poulanassy    		<1	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 17 Apr 1999

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