"Balleen", a parish, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (W. N. W.) from Freshford; the population is returned with the parishes of Coolcashin and Sheffin. It comprises about 1409 statute acres, and is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Freshford and prebend of Aghoure; the rectory is appropriate to the Dean and Chapter of St. Canice, Kilkenny. In the R. C. divisions it is included in the union or district of Lisdowney. Here are the picturesque ruins of a castle, on a stone of which is inscribed the date 1455.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Balleen. RC Parish: Lisdowney
Earliest Records: b. May 1817; m. Sep 1771.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Balleen Lisdowney 1771-1880 0926199
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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Townlands (1851)Parish Townland Acres Diocese Balleen Balleen Little 16 Ossory Balleen Balleen Lower 592 Ossory Balleen Balleen Upper or Baunmore 146 Ossory Balleen Ballykieran or Frankford 457 Ossory Balleen Baunmore or Balleen Upper 146 Ossory Balleen Creenkill Beg 113 Ossory Balleen Creenkill More 250 Ossory Balleen Foyle North 117 Ossory Balleen Foyle South 351 Ossory Balleen Frankford or Ballykieran 457 Ossory Balleen Lodge 311 Ossory Balleen Spahill 201 Ossory
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