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"Listerlin", or Listerling, a parish, in the barony of Ida, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Inistioge; containing 1551 inhabitants. Th parish is intersected by the Argala, a small mountain river, and is only half a mile from the river Nore; it comprises 5532 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, more than two-thirds of which are in pasture; the remainder, with the exception of a small portion of meadow, is under tillage. The village, which contains 25 houses, is a station of the constabulary police. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The glebe-house was erected in 1821; the glebe comprises 10 1/4 acres. The church was built in 1796. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Rosbercon. About 210 children are educated in a private school. There are several raths in different parts of the parish; and at Listerling is a mount surrounded by a fosse, from which it is supposed to derive its name, originally perhaps Lis-Easterling, or "the abode of the Ostmen;" near it has been found a small artifical cave, and it is traditionally stated that St. Mullen formerly resided at or near this moat.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Listerlin. RC Parish: Rosbercon.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1817; m. Jan 1835.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Listerlin	Rosbercon	not available

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Listerlin	Ballallog		362	Ossory    
Listerlin	Ballycurrin		348	Ossory    
Listerlin	Ballymackillagill	398	Ossory    
Listerlin	Ballymartin		821	Ossory    
Listerlin	Ballyneale		341	Ossory    
Listerlin	Brabstown    		151	Ossory    
Listerlin	Brownstown    		110	Ossory    
Listerlin	Darbystown		273	Ossory    
Listerlin	Guilkagh Beg     	68	Ossory    
Listerlin	Guilkagh More    	134	Ossory    
Listerlin	Smithstown		777	Ossory    
Listerlin 	Listerlin    		1407	Ossory    
Listerlin 	Rahora    		236	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 17 Apr 1999

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