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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)]

Church Records

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

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
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    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 18 Apr 1999

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