"Ballybur", a parish, in the barony of Shillelogher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. W.) from Kilkenny; containing 237 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Kilkenny to Callan, and comprises 655 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. During the prelacy of David Hacket, who presided over the see of Ossory from 1460 to 1478, this place, which at that time had its own church, was annexed to the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny, at the instance of its patron, R. Vole, Esq. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of St. Canice, which is served by the vicars choral of the cathedral, to whom the rectory is appropriate. In the R. C. divisions it is partly in the union or district of St. Canice, and partly in that of Danesfort.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballybur. RC Parish: part Danesfort; part St. Canice's
Danesfort - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1819; m. Jan 1824.
St. Canice - Earliest Records: b. Apr 1768; m. Jun 1768.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic          Time            FHLC 
parish           parish                   period           number 
Ballybur        Danesfort               1819-1876       0926193 
Ballybur        St Canice               1768-1810       0926195 

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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 
Ballybur        Ballybur Lower          275     Ossory     
Ballybur        Ballybur Upper          392     Ossory     
The civil parish of Ballybur contained the townlands of:


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