"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)]
Civil Parish: Ballinamore. RC Parish: Freshford
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1773; m. Aug 1775.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Ballinamara Freshford pt 1873-1880 0979701 Tullaroan pt 1843-1880 0926204
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 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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