"Derrynahich", or Derrynahensy, a parish, in the barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 1/2 miles (S. E.) from Knocktopher, on the road from Kilkenny to Waterford; containing 1784 inhabitants, and comprising 8171 statute acres. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and is part of the union of Knocktopher. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district called Ballyhale, and comprises the parishes of Derrynahinch, Knocktopher, Aghaviller, Killeasy, and parts of Burnchurch, Jerpoint and Kells, in which are five chapels, that of Derrynahinch being in the village of Ballyhale. There are four private schools, in which are about 180 children, and a Sunday school.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Derrynahinch. RC Parish: Ballyhale; also Mullinavat.
Ballyhale - Earliest Record: b. Aug 1823; m. 1876.
Mullinavat - Earliest Records: b. Feb 1843; m. May 1843.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Derrynahinch    Ballyhale       not available Note: Ballyhale was part of Aghaviller R. C. parish prior to October 1847. 
Derrynahinch    Mullinavat      1843-1880       0926201 Note: Mullinavat was created from northern Kilmacow R. C. parish about 1842. 

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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 
Derrynahinch    Ballydowan              51      Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Ballyhale               368     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Ballytarsna             694     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Castlebanny             2071    Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Castlegannon            972     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Coolmeen                617     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Crowbally               520     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Derrylacky              826     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Derrynahinch            993     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Kiltorcan               976     Ossory     
Derrynahinch    Knockwilliam            248     Ossory     
The civil parish of Derrynahinch contained the townlands of:


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