"Burnchurch", or Kiltraneen, a parish, partly in the barony of Galmoy, but chiefly in that of Shillelogher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Kilkenny; containing 1450 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Kilkenny to Carrick-on-Suir, and comprises 5373 statute acres: it is principally under an improved system of tillage; there is plenty of limestone, used chiefly for burning into lime. Farmley, the seat of R. Flood, Esq., is situated in a well-planted demesne, and was the residence of Rt. Hon. Henry Flood, one of the most distinguished members of the Irish House of Commons in 1791. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, to which the vicarages of Danesfort, Kilfeara, Abbey-Jerpoint, West-Jerpoint, Ballylinch, and Grangeleggan or Grangeclovan, and the denominations of Dunbell, Grange-Kilree, Woollen-Grange, Blackrath-Grange, Garran, Mocktown or Rathbin, Ardera, Lismatigue, and Plebestown have been immemorially united and were consolidated by act of council in 1678, forming the union of Burnchurch, which is in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Bishop; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of the cathedral of Christchurch, Dublin: the tithes of the parish amount to £320. 12. 6. payable in moeities to the vicars choral and the vicar. The church is a neat edifice with a steeple, the glebe-house built in 1810, and the glebe comprises 20 acres. In the R. C. divisions the parish is included in the four several unions or districts of Danesfort, Freshford, Moncoin, and Ballyhale.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Burnchurch. RC Parishes: Danesfort; Freshford; Mooncoin, Ballyhale.
Danesfort - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1819; m. Jan 1824.
Freshford - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1773; m. Aug 1775.
Mooncoin - Earliest Records: b. Dec 1797; m. Jan 1772.
Ballyhale - originally part of R. C. parishes of Aghavillar and E. Thomastown

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Burnchurch      Danesfort       1819-1876       0926193 

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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 
Burnchurch      Ballymack (Desart)      374     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Ballymack (Flood)       200     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Ballyroberts            146     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Booly                   261     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Burnchurch              588     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Burnchurch Viper        227     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Coalsfarm               264     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Farmley                 255     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Graigue Lower           129     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Graigue Upper           241     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Newlands                148     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Oldtown                 390     Ossory     
Burnchurch      Paddock                 60      Ossory     
Burnchurch      Sunhill                 47      Ossory     
Burnchurch      Washer's Bog            26      Ossory     


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