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"Powerstown", a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 miles (S. E. by S.) from Gowran, on the road to Graig; containing 1718 inhabitants. This parish comprises 5508 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the greater portion is good arable and pasture land, about one-half being under tillage. On the lands of Currghlane, yellow ochre of good quality is procured; and at Mount Loftus is an extensive quarry, in which is raised excellent granite of a beautiful light yellow colour, fine-grained and very compact; it may be raised in blocks of very large size, and is mostly used for gate pillars and for buildings. A constabulary police force is stationed in the parish. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Bishop. The glebe-house is a good residence; the glebe comprises 30 acres. The church is a small neat edifice. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union of Graig; the chapel, a neat edifice, was erected about 10 years since, and a school-house has been recently built near it, for the completion of which the Board of National Education granted 100; about 170 children are taught in the school.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Powerstown, diocese of Leighlin. RC Parish: Graiguenamangh.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1838; m. Jul 1818.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Powerstown	Graiguenamanagh	1867-1931	0926114

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Powerstown	Annaleck Lower		170	Leighlin
Powerstown	Annaleck Upper		272	Leighlin
Powerstown	Aughkiletaun		462	Leighlin
Powerstown	Ballycabus		130	Leighlin
Powerstown	Boherkyle       	301	Leighlin
Powerstown	Coolatogher      	275	Leighlin
Powerstown	Coolnabrone      	163	Leighlin
Powerstown	Courtnaboghilla		425	Leighlin
Powerstown	Curraghlane Lower	306	Leighlin
Powerstown	Curraghlane Upper	262	Leighlin
Powerstown	Garryleesha		60	Leighlin
Powerstown	Gorteen            	421	Leighlin
Powerstown	Grove         		169	Leighlin
Powerstown	Mountloftus		48	Leighlin
Powerstown	Pollagh      		639	Leighlin
Powerstown	Powerstown East		399	Leighlin
Powerstown	Powerstown West		15	Leighlin
Powerstown	Stakally		356	Leighlin
Powerstown	Tincouse    		132	Leighlin
Powerstown	Tinnakeenly  		188	Leighlin
Powerstown	Tomnahaha   		231	Leighlin
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 17 Apr 1999

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