"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)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Balleen. 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 
Balleen         Lisdowney               1771-1880       0926199 

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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 
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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