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"Whitechurch", or Castlane, a parish, in the barony of Iverk, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (N.E.) from Carrick-on-Suir, on the road to Kilkenny; containing 778 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Lingan, near its junction to the Suir, and comprises 1312 acres, as applotted under the tithe act, all arable and pasture land; there is abundance of limestone, and the system of agriculture has much improved. The seats are Castletown, Ballycaushlawne, and Anneborough. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Crown and the Bishop. The church is a neat building with a spire, erected by Archbishop Cox in 1766. The glebe-house was built in 1813; the glebe comprises 16 acres. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Templeorum. The parochial school is supported by the Earl of Besborough and the rector, and two other public schools are maintained by Mrs. Cox; in these schools about 140 children are instructed: there are also a private school and a dispensary.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Whitechurch. RC Parish: Templeorum.
Earliest Records: b. Oct 1803; m. Aug 1815; d. Sep 1803.

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

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Whitechurch	Ballyhenebery    	85	Ossory    
Whitechurch	Baungarriff		148	Ossory    
Whitechurch	Castletown    		987	Ossory    
Whitechurch	Craigue			233	Ossory    
Whitechurch	Killonerry		458	Ossory    
Whitechurch    	Whitechurch    		273	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 18 Apr 1999

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