"Coolcashin", a parish, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 1/2 miles (N. W.) from Freshford; containing 564 inhabitants. This parish comprises 2792 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is in the diocese of Ossory, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Freshford, and the corps of the prebend of Aghoure in the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny; the rectory is appropriate to the dean and chapter. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Lisdowney, the chapel is at Whitegate.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Coolcashin. RC Parish: Lisdowney
Earliest Records: b. May 1817; m. Sep 1771.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Coolcashin      Lisdowney       1771-1880       0926199 
                                1817-1880       0979701 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish         Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Coolcashin      Ballygowney             651     Ossory     
Coolcashin      Coolcashin              348     Ossory     
Coolcashin      Garrydague              157     Ossory     
Coolcashin      Gorteennamuck           513     Ossory     

The civil parish of Coolcashin contained the following townlands: