"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)]
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.
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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.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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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
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