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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)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Rathcoole. RC Parish: St. John's.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1789; m. Jun 1789.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Rathcoole	St Johnís 	1817-1880	0979701
		Muckalee	1801-1880	0926200

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
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    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 18 Apr 1999

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