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"Rathcoole", or Rathcool, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N. N. E.) from Kilkenny; containing 1225 inhabitants, and comprising 5110 1/2 statute acres. Within its limits is Sandsford's Court, the property of Michael Warren, Esq., and at Johnswell is a station of the constabulary police. The living is a vicarage, united to that of Kilkyran, and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter, to whom the rectory is impropriate. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of St. John's; the chapel is at Johnswell, where there is also a school of about 100, under the patronage of Mr. Warren.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Rathcoole. RC Parish: St. John's.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1789; m. Jun 1789.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC
parish parish period number
Rathcoole St John’s 1817-1880 0979701
Muckalee 1801-1880 0926200
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Parish Townland Acres Diocese
Rathcoole Agha 261 Ossory
Rathcoole Carrigeen 518 Ossory
Rathcoole Coolbricken 119 Ossory
Rathcoole Johnswell 445 Ossory
Rathcoole Knocknaguppoge 285 Ossory
Rathcoole Mountnugent Lower 214 Ossory
Rathcoole Mountnugent Upper 246 Ossory
Rathcoole Sandfordscourt 596 Ossory
Rathcoole Tullowbrin 984 Ossory
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The civil parish of Rathcoole contained the following townlands.
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