"Ballylarkin", a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 3/4 miles (S. W.) from Freshford; containing 243 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Freshford to Johnstown, and comprises 4733 statute acres of which 1370 are applotted under the tithe act. 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 rectory is appropriate. There is neither church, glebe-house, nor glebe: the Protestant inhabitants attend divine service at Freshford church. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Freshford. Here are the ruins of a castle, once the seat of the Shortall family, which for a long time was of great note in this county.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballylarkin. 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 
Ballylarkin     Freshford               1873-1880       0926192 

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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 
Ballylarkin     Ballylarkin Lower       370     Ossory     
Ballylarkin     Ballylarkin Upper       540     Ossory     
Ballylarkin     Ballyphilip             247     Ossory     
Ballylarkin     Monabrogue              236     Ossory     
The civil parish of Ballylarkin contained the townlands of:


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