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"Tiscoffin", or Tascoffin, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 3/4 miles (S.W.) from Gowran; containing 1283 inhabitants. In 1362, James, the second Earl of Ormonde, here defeated and slew 600 of the clan or sept of the Mac Murroughs. The parish comprises 7128 statute acres; culm has been found within its limits, and was formerly worked. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, constituting the corps of the prebend of Tascoffin in the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church was built in 1796. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Gowran, and contains a chapel. About 130 children are educated in three private schools.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Tiscoffin. RC Parish: Gowran and Clara.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1809; m. Jan 1810.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC
parish parish period number
Tiscoffin Clara 1809-1828 0926194
Note: Clara was formed from northern Gowran R.C. parish.
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Parish Townland Acres Diocese
Tiscoffin Blanchvilleskill 31 Ossory
Tiscoffin Castlewarren 1046 Ossory
Tiscoffin Coolgrange 263 Ossory
Tiscoffin Coolgreany 366 Ossory
Tiscoffin Coolmarks 200 Ossory
Tiscoffin Freneystown 876 Ossory
Tiscoffin Grangehill 378 Ossory
Tiscoffin Moonhall 157 Ossory
Tiscoffin Rathcash East 198 Ossory
Tiscoffin Rathcash Little 11 Ossory
Tiscoffin Rathcash Wesy 149 Ossory
Tiscoffin Reevanagh 1029 Ossory
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The civil parish of Tiscoffin contained the following townlands.
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