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a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of
Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 1/2 miles (N. E.) from Freshford,
on the upper road from Kilkenny to Ballyragget; containing 736 inhabitants.
This place, which is situated on the river Nore, is supposed to be the
ancient Argiodross, and the residence of Heremon, one of the sons of Milesius,
who came into Ireland and laid the foundation of the Milesian dynasty in
that kingdom. The parish comprises 2281 statute acres, as applotted under the
tithe act, which are mostly in a state of profitable cultivation. The ancient
manor-house of Clone, formerly the residence of Sir Toby Caulfield,
ancestor of the Earl of Charlemont, and now in the occupation of H. Nixon,
Esq., is within the parish. A constabulary police force is stationed here.
It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of
Freshford, or Aghour. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the
union of Lisdowney. About 220 children are educated in a school at Clone.
On the bank of the river Nore, at this place, is a mount 40 yards in length
and 25 in breadth on the summit, and encircled by a double fosse.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Rathbeagh. RC Parish: Lisdowney, part Ballyragget.
Earliest Records: b. May 1817; m. Sep 1771.
Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC
parish parish period number
Rathbeagh Ballyragget 1856-1880 0979702
Lisdowney 1771-1880 0926199
Note: Much of this parish was anciently part of Freshford R.C. parish.
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 18 Apr 1999
Parish Townland Acres Diocese
Rathbeagh Acragar 438 Ossory
Rathbeagh Blackwood 375 Ossory
Rathbeagh Clone 452 Ossory
Rathbeagh Knockroe 354 Ossory
Rathbeagh Moneenaun 148 Ossory
Rathbeagh Rathbeagh 618 Ossory
Rathbeagh Skinstown 176 Ossory
Rathbeagh Sweethill 269 Ossory
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