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St. Canice

"St. Canice", a parish, in the county of the city of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster; comprising 6159 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is in the diocese of Ossory; the living is a rectory and a vicarage, united by act of council from time immemorial to the rectories and vicarages of Ballybur and St. Martin, together forming the union of St. Canice, belonging to the vicars choral. Felix O'Dullany, bishop of Ossory about the year 1178, removed the see of Ossory from Aghavoe to the city of Kilkenny, where he laid the foundation of the Cathedral church of St. Canice, which was continued at great expense by Hugh Mapleton, and completed by Geoffrey St. Leger, about the year 1270. Richard Ledredm who was consecrated [bishop of Ossory] in 1318, beautified the cathedral and rebuilt and glazed all the windows, of which the great east window contained some exquisite specimens of scripture history in stained glass; he also built the episcopal palace, near the cathedral. Bishop Hacketm who succeeded in 1460, built the arch of the tower of the cathedral of hewn stone, and appropriated the parish church of Ballybur to the vicars choral. The see of Ossory, centered at St. Canice, continued to be a separate diocese until 1835. In the R. C. divisions the parish of St. Canice is the head of a union, comprising also the parish of St. Maul, and part of Ballybur. The parish of St. Patrick is the head of a union which comprises a part of St. Canice. The chapel of St. Canice is a handsome modern edifice, in the later English style.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: St. Canice's. RC Parish: St. Canice's.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1768; m. Jun 1768.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
St Canice’s     St Canice       1768-1810       0926195 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish         Townland                Acres   Diocese 
St. Canice      Archerstreet Lot        88      Ossory     
St. Canice      Ardboy                  43      Ossory     
St. Canice      Ayresfield              43      Ossory     
St. Canice      Ballynalina             290     Ossory     
St. Canice      Bishops Demesne         54      Ossory     
St. Canice      Bishopsfurze            71      Ossory     
St. Canice      Bishopsmeadows          32      Ossory     
St. Canice      Bonnetstown             574     Ossory     
St. Canice      Boolyshea               168     Ossory     
St. Canice      Burntfurze              32      Ossory     
St. Canice      Cappagh                 140     Ossory     
St. Canice      Cashel                  39      Ossory     
St. Canice      Cloranshea              353     Ossory     
St. Canice      Coolgrange              159     Ossory     
St. Canice      Crokershill             25      Ossory     
St. Canice      Deerpark                530     Ossory     
St. Canice      Dukesmeadows            8       Ossory     
St. Canice      Dunningstown            467     Ossory     
St. Canice      Gardens                 81      Ossory     
St. Canice      Jamesgreen              33      Ossory     
St. Canice      Jamespark               40      Ossory     
St. Canice      Keatingstown            733     Ossory     
St. Canice      Kilcreen                42      Ossory     
St. Canice      Kingsland East          161     Ossory     
St. Canice      Kingsland West          75      Ossory     
St. Canice      Lacken                  267     Ossory     
St. Canice      Loughmacask             56      Ossory     
St. Canice      Lousybush               107     Ossory     
St. Canice      Lyons                   40      Ossory     
St. Canice      Maidenhill              45      Ossory     
St. Canice      Marnellsmeadows         19      Ossory     
St. Canice      Newtown                 902     Ossory     
St. Canice      Oldpark                 17      Ossory     
St. Canice      Palmerstown             162     Ossory     
St. Canice      Raheennagun             46      Ossory     
St. Canice      Robertshill             67      Ossory     
St. Canice      Sugarloaf Hill          6       Ossory     
St. Canice      Talbotsinch             303     Ossory     
St. Canice      Troyswood               507     Ossory     
St. Canice      Walkinslough            71      Ossory     

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The civil parish of St. Canice contained the following townlands.