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"Shankill", or St. Kill, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 miles (S.W.) from Bagnalstown, on the mail road to Kilkenny; containing 2313 inhabitants. At Kellymount and Shankill are some of the principal flag-stone quarries in the county, the produce of which is chiefly sent by the Barrow navigation to Dublin, Waterford, and other places, and generally sold under the name Carlow flags: limestone is also quarried, and a considerable quantity of stone, coal and culm are obtained at Bornafea: light turf is procured in the hills. The seats are Shankill Castle and Kellymount. There is a station of the constabulary police within the limits of the parish. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the gift of the Crown. The church was erected in 1811. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Grange Silvae, and has a chapel in the village of Paulstown, which is partly in that of Kilmocahill. In the national school at Bornafea, and in a school for females aided by subscription, about 240 children are educated; there is also a private school, in which are about 70 boys.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Also see the village of Whitehall (or Paulstown).

Church Records

Civil Parish: Shankill, diocese of Leighlin. RC Parish: Paulstown.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1824; m. Jan 1824.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Shankill	Paulstown	1824-1880	0926124
Note: formerly part of Graiguenamanagh, and part of Grangesilvia, R.C. parish.

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Shankill	Ballygorteen   		976	Leighlin
Shankill	Ballytarsna		213	Leighlin
Shankill	Ballyvalden		475	Leighlin
Shankill	Baurnafea		1159	Leighlin
Shankill	Coolcuttia       	286	Leighlin
Shankill	Coorleagh      		351	Leighlin
Shankill	Jordanstown     	52	Leighlin
Shankill	Kellymount      	1094	Leighlin
Shankill	Shankill		1880	Leighlin
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 27 Apr 1999

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