"Castleinch", or Inchiolaghan, also called Brownstown, a parish, in the barony of Shillelogher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (S. W.) from Kilkenny, on the road to Cork; containing 472 inhabitants. It comprises 3436 statute acres, and has petty sessions every fortnight. Here is Desart House, the residence of the Earl of Desart, and the place from which he takes his title. The mansion is a large and elegant building of hewn stone, in a demesne of more than 400 plantation acres, which contains some remarkable fine oak timber. The other principal seats are Castle Bamford, Tinny Park, Bamford glebe. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, united by act of council, about 1676, to the vicarage of Tullohanbrogue and the prebend of Outrath, which together form the union of Inchiolaghan and the corps of the chancellorship of the diocese of Ossory, in the patronage of the Crown. There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 33 acres. The church is an ancient edifice; it is the burial place of the Cuffe family. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of St. Patrick's, and has a chapel. Here is a public school of about 90 children, and a private school of about 70.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Castleinch (or Incholaghan). RC Parish: St. Patrick's.
Earliest Records: b. Aug 1800; m. Jul 1801.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Castleinch or   St Patricks     not available Inchyolaghan 

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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 
Castleinch      Aughtanny               171     Ossory     
Castleinch      Brownstown              209     Ossory     
Castleinch      Castleinch or Inchyolaghan 447  Ossory     
Castleinch      Derdimus                129     Ossory     
Castleinch      Garraun                 181     Ossory     
Castleinch      Glebe                   51      Ossory     
Castleinch      Goslingstown            311     Ossory     
Castleinch      Grange                  25      Ossory     
Castleinch      Knocklegan              60      Ossory     
Castleinch      Parkmore                160     Ossory     
Castleinch      Raheenapisha            212     Ossory     
Castleinch      Rathaleek               169     Ossory     
Castleinch      Woodlands               234     Ossory     
The civil parish of Castleinch contained the townlands of:


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