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THE ROWER

"Rower", or Roar, a parish, in the barony of Ida, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. E.) from Inistioge; containing 3589 inhabitants. This parish, which is also called Rochar, is situated at the confluence of the rivers Nore and Barrow, forming a tongue of land extending five miles in length from north to south, by about three in breadth, and comprising 10,508 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, of which about 1000 acres consist of mountain, and a small portion of bog. Within its limits are Ringwood, the seat of Lord Clifden; and an ancient residence of the Bolger family, in whose demesne, on the water's edge, is a romantic and richly wooded spot, called Ballynabarna, near which is a picturesque cascade of the Clodagh, noticed in the article on Cloneamera. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church is a plain building. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Inistioge, and contains a chapel. In the parochial school, aided by the rector, and in the national school at Rower, about 170 children are educated; there are also a private school, in which are about 140 children; and a Sunday school. The ruined castle of Coolkill, said to have belonged to the Butler family, still exists; and there are several broken cromlechs in the vicinity of Ballynabarna.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: The Rower. RC Parish: Inistioge.
Earliest Records: b. Dec 1810; m. Jan 1827.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
The Rower	Inistiogue	not available

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
The Rower	Ballilogue		664	Ossory    
The Rower	Ballinabarney		557	Ossory    
The Rower	Ballinvarry		121	Ossory    
The Rower	Ballinvarry English	449	Ossory    
The Rower	Ballinvarry Irish	157	Ossory    
The Rower	Ballycommon		122	Ossory    
The Rower	Ballyfereen		179	Ossory    
The Rower	Ballynunry		349	Ossory    
The Rower	Bishopsknock    	27	Ossory    
The Rower	Brandonhill    		1057	Ossory    
The Rower	Carranroe Lower		144	Ossory    
The Rower	Carranroe Upper		281	Ossory    
The Rower	Carrickanoran     	214	Ossory    
The Rower	Clogaralt      		96	Ossory    
The Rower	Coole            	137	Ossory    
The Rower	Coolhill         	439	Ossory    
The Rower	Coolrainy      		172	Ossory    
The Rower	Cullaun			486	Ossory    
The Rower	Cullentragh		565	Ossory    
The Rower	Farrantemple     	151	Ossory    
The Rower	Garranvabby		151	Ossory    
The Rower	Grange      		414	Ossory    
The Rower	Hermitage     		104	Ossory    
The Rower	Kilconnelly     	177	Ossory    
The Rower	Killeens		78	Ossory    
The Rower	Kiltown     		350	Ossory    
The Rower	Knockatore    		279	Ossory    
The Rower	Kylemore		311	Ossory    
The Rower	Lennaght		103	Ossory    
The Rower	Mungan      		302	Ossory    
The Rower	Newfarm    		54	Ossory    
The Rower	Raheenduff     		223	Ossory    
The Rower	Rathsnagadan		246	Ossory    
The Rower	Ringwood		206	Ossory    
The Rower	Rossnanowl		149	Ossory    
The Rower	Russellstown		198	Ossory    
The Rower	Stripes       		55	Ossory    
The Rower	Tincarraun  		178	Ossory    
The Rower	Tinnascolly   		300	Ossory    
The Rower	Tinnaslatty   		257	Ossory    
The Rower	Tintine       		265	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 26 Apr 1999

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