"Kilneddy", a parish, in the barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. S. E.) from Knocktopher, near the road from Kilkenny to Waterford; containing 138 inhabitants. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Knocktopher. In the R. C. divisions it part of the union or district of Ballyhale. At Ballytarsney is a chalybeate spring, from the sides of which stalactites of iron ore are taken, and iron ore fit for smelting is said to exist in the parish.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]