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TULLAROAN

"Tullaroan", a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 7 miles (N.W.) from Kilkenny; containing 3650 inhabitants, of which number 182 are in the village. Tullaroan formed part of the extensive territories of Raymond le Gros, Earl Strongbow's companion in arms. He fixed his principal residence at Courtstown, in this parish, whence the head of the family was in after times sometimes styled Baron of Tullaroan or of Courtstown, and the surrounding land were often distinguished by the name of Grace's parish. Its eastern boubdary lies within 4 miles of the city of Kilkenny, joining the liberties; its western is the small river Munster, which borders it for three miles, forming the demarcation between Kilkenny and Tipperary: its extent is about six miles from east to west and five miles from north to south. Three-fourths of the parish consist of hills of considerable height, enclosing a fertile and spacious vale of pasture and meadow-ground.
It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Callan. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Freshford: the chapel is on the townland of Brith. There are six private schools, in which about 280 children receive instruction. There is scarcely a townland in which some vestige of remote antiquity cannot be traced. One of the most perfect raths is at Courtstown: it is composed of a large moated enclosure encompassing a smaller: on the same townland are two others of inferior dimensions: others of very large size are on the lands of Rathely-Grace, and near the site of the old parish church. The ruins of Courtstown castle, ..., are now reduced to little more than an outline of the foundations. About a half mile eastward of the castle are the ruins of Tullaroan church and Grace's chapel, both founded by members of the Grace family; the former are of small extent and present little to attract attention; the latter, which is an offset from the church, is entered by a curiously decorated ogee gateway. In the village are two ornamented stone crosses in a perfect state; a throd, now mutilated, is on the roadside near Bonnetstown.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Tullaroan. RC Parish: Tullaroan.
Earliest Records: b. Mar 1843; m. Apr 1843.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)
Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Tullaroan	Tullaroan	1843-1880	0926204
Note: Tullaroan was formed from southern Freshford R.C. parish. 

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Tullaroan	Adamstown Lower		189	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Adamstown Upper		284	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Ballaghcloneen		285	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Ballintarsna		128	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Ballybeagh		1124	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Ballycuddihy		575	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Ballyroe (Grace)	220	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Ballyroe (Maher)	201	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Boggan           	460	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Brabstown    		200	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Briskalagh    		85	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Brittas           	551	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Canvarstown    		373	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Coolnapisha    		38	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Courtstown		429	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Curraghscarteen		116	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Foylatalure        	357	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Gortnagap          	654	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Huntstown        	568	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Knocknamuck		250	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Kyleballyoughter	295	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Lates			124	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Lisballyfroot   	544	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Lisnalea      		286	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Monavadaroe		169	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Newengland   		308	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Oldtown      		282	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Oldtownhill    		403	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Picketstown        	115	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Raheen         		382	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Rathealy		596	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Rathmacan 		656	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Remeen			222	Ossory    
Tullaroan	Trenchardstown   	429	Ossory    
Tullaroan     	Tullaroan     		443	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 18 Apr 1999

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