"Ballinamara", or Ballynemara, a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 1/2 miles (S. S. E.) from Freshford; on the road from Kilkenny to Johnstown; containing 867 inhabitants. It comprises 3755 statute acres of tolerably good land, of which two-thirds consist of pasture land, and one-third is under tillage. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Canice, Kilkenny, to whom the rector is appropriate. The church is a plain modern building. There is neither glebe-house nor glebe. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Freshford. The parochial school is held in the vestry-room of the church; and there is a private pay school, in which are about 70 boys and 20 girls.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballinamore. RC Parish: Freshford
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1773; m. Aug 1775.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic          Time            FHLC 
parish           parish                   period           number 
Ballinamara     Freshford pt            1873-1880       0979701                 
Tullaroan pt            1843-1880       0926204 

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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 
Ballinamara     Ballycannon             362     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Ballydowel Big          489     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Ballydowel Little       230     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Ballynolan              87      Ossory     
Ballinamara     Bootstown (Connor)      186     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Bootstown (Cox)         199     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Gaulstown Lower         330     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Gaulstown Upper         373     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Knockroe                83      Ossory     
Ballinamara     Rahelty                 298     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Rathmoyle               374     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Remeen                  51      Ossory     
Ballinamara     Sart                    379     Ossory     
Ballinamara     Wallstown               393     Ossory     


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