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"Kilmanagh", or Kilnamanagh,
a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of
Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N.) from Callan,
on the road from Kilkenny to Ballingarry; containing 1663 inhabitants.
The name of this place was originally Kilnamanagh, or the chapel of the
monks;" and it is stated that St. Natalis, founder and abbot of the
establishment, died in 563. It comprises 5337 statute acres, as applotted
under the tithe act, which are almost equally divided between arable land
and pasture land, both of which are well cultivated. There is abundance of
limestone, and culm is raised at Killeen; here is a grist-mill. The principal
seats are Shipton, Pottlerath, and the glebe-house of Rev. Hans Caulfield.
The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the gift
of the Bishop, forming the corps of prebend of Kilmanagh in the cathedral
of Killkenny. There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 201a. 3r. 18p. The
church is a small plain building, erected about 90 years since. In the
R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Ballycallan,
and contains a chapel, a plain building, with a school-house adjoining.
There is a parochial school in which about 60 children are educated; also
two private schools, in which 140 are educated. There are considerable
remains of the old church, and of a castle at Pottlerath.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Kilmanagh. RC Parish: Kilmanagh, or Ballycallan.
Earliest Records: b. May 1820; m. Jul 1820.
Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC
parish parish period number
Kilmanagh Ballycallan 1845-1883 0926187
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 18 Apr 1999
Parish Townland Acres Diocese
Kilmanagh Ballagh 98 Ossory
Kilmanagh Ballykeefe 213 Ossory
Kilmanagh Banse Glebe 322 Ossory
Kilmanagh Brittasdryland 611 Ossory
Kilmanagh Graigue (Hartford) 160 Ossory
Kilmanagh Graigue (Hayden) 243 Ossory
Kilmanagh Kilbraghan 411 Ossory
Kilmanagh Killeen 860 Ossory
Kilmanagh Kilmanagh 368 Ossory
Kilmanagh Knockeenbaun 538 Ossory
Kilmanagh Knockeenglass 282 Ossory
Kilmanagh Pollagh 597 Ossory
Kilmanagh Pottlerath 1016 Ossory
Kilmanagh Sheeptown 95 Ossory
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