"Columbkille", Collumbkill, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 1/2 mile (N. E.) from Thomastown; containing 779 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the road from Thomastown to Greig, and contains 7113 statute acres. Kilmurry is the seat of Lord Chief Justice Bushe. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and is part of the union of Thomastown. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Thomastown; the chapel is at Murg. There are two private schools in which are about 60 boys and 50 girls.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Columkille. RC Parish: Thomastown.
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786. Some 1806 to 1810 missing.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Columkille      Thomastown      1782-1833       0926202                   
                                1834-1880       0926203 

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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 
Columbkille     Ballyroe                61      Ossory     
Columbkille     Blessington             206     Ossory     
Columbkille     Carrickmourne           200     Ossory     
Columbkille     Columbkille             989     Ossory     
Columbkille     Dangan                  409     Ossory     
Columbkille     Jackstown               120     Ossory     
Columbkille     Kilcullen               662     Ossory     
Columbkille     Kiljames Lower          222     Ossory     
Columbkille     Kiljames Upper          248     Ossory     
Columbkille     Kilmurry                371     Ossory     
Columbkille     Knockanroe              59      Ossory     
Columbkille     Mungmacody              552     Ossory     
Columbkille     Ruppa                   268     Ossory     
The civil parish of Columbkille contained the townlands of:


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