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"Sheffin", a parish, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster; containing 798 inhabitants, and comprising 2452 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is in the diocese of Ossory; the rectory is appropriate to the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral of Kilkenny, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Freshford, and corps of the prebend of Aghoure. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Lisdowney. About 100 children are educated in two private schools.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
see also Clontubrid.

Church Records

Civil Parish: Sheffin. RC Parish: Lisdowney.
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
Sheffin		Lisdowney	1771-1880	0926199
				1817-1880	0979701

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Sheffin		Ballygowney    		265	Ossory    
Sheffin		Ballyring Lower		172	Ossory    
Sheffin		Ballyring Upper		350	Ossory    
Sheffin		Clontubbrid		386	Ossory    
Sheffin		Graigueswood       	254	Ossory    
Sheffin		Lodge Demesne East    	146	Ossory    
Sheffin		Lodge Demesne West  	169	Ossory    
Sheffin		Monphole		68	Ossory    
Sheffin		Tentore        		238	Ossory    
Sheffin		Tifeaghna (Browne)	110	Ossory    
Sheffin		Tifeaghna (Mt. Garret)	212	Ossory    
Sheffin		Tinnascarty  		112	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 30 Apr 1999

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