Aharney (Kilkenny portion)


"Aharney", or Agharney, also called LISDOWNEY, a parish, partly in the barony of Upper Ossory, Queeen's county, but chiefly in that of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and in the province of Leinster, 3 miles (S. by E.) from Durrow, on the road to Kilkenny; containing 2156 inhabitants. It comprises 6809 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £4616 per ann., and is nearly equally divided between tillage and pasturage; there is plenty of limestone, used both for building and burning. Ballyconra, situated in a fine demesne on the banks of the Nore, is the ancient seat of the family of Butler, Earls of Kilkenny. The living consists of a rectory and a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, the former united to the rectory of Attanagh, and the latter forming part of the vicarial union of Attanagh. In the R. C. divisions this parish is the head of a district, called the union of Lisdowney, comprising the parishes of Aharney, Sheffin, Balleen, Coolcashin, and parts of Rathbeagh and Grange, and containing three chapels; that of Lisdowney, with a school-house attached, was built by subscription. The parochial church is in ruins; on the demesne of Ballyconra, where is the burial place of the family of Butler, are other remains; and on the opposite side of the river there is a Danish fort.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Aharney. RC Parish: Lisdowney.
Earliest Records: b. May 1817; m. Sep 1771.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)

 Civil           Roman Catholic          Time            FHLC 
parish           parish                   period           number 
Aharney         Lisdowney               1771-1880       0926199 

Description & Travel

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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.


Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish               Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Aharney         Ballyconra              1153    Ossory     
Aharney         Lisdowney               1755    Ossory     
Aharney         Parksgrove              603     Ossory     
Aharney         Seskin                  480     Ossory     
Aharney         Seskin Little           36      Ossory     
Aharney         Seskin North            402     Ossory     
Aharney         Seskin South            342     Ossory     
Aharney         Tinnaslatty             771     Ossory     
The civil parish of Aharney (Kilkenny portion) contained the townlands of:


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