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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 

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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     

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