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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).
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.
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 27 Apr 1999
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
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