"Dunkitt", a parish, in the barony of Ida, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N. by W.) from Waterford, on the road to Thomastown; containing 2637 inhabitants. The parish is situated near the river Suir, with which it communicates by the Dunkitt pill, and comprises 6267 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The land is generally good, and is based on a substratum of limestone, of which great quantities are quarried chiefly for exportation to the county of Wexford by the river Suir, from which the pill is navigable to the quarries. The principal seats are Mullinabro', Greenville and Bishop's Hall. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, united by act of council, at a period unknown, to the vicarages of Kilcollum and Gaulskill, and in the patronage of the Crown; the rectory is impropriate in the family of Boyd. The glebe-house was built in 1817, and the glebe comprises 23 3/4 acres. The church of the union is at Gaulskill. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union Kilmacow; the chapel is at Bigwood. About 100 children are taught in a public school, and there are two private schools, in which are about the same number.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Dunkitt. RC Parish: Kilmacow.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1858; m. Aug 1858.; d. Jun 1858.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Dunkitt Kilmacow pt 1858-1880 0926198 Mullinavat pt 1843-1880 0926201 Note: Mullinavat was created from the northern part of Kilmacow.
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 Dunkitt Ballyhomuck 385 Ossory Dunkitt Ballykeoghan 381 Ossory Dunkitt Ballykillaboy 350 Ossory Dunkitt Ballymountain 392 Ossory Dunkitt Ballynamona 155 Ossory Dunkitt Baunnageloge 175 Ossory Dunkitt Blossomhill 92 Ossory Dunkitt Charlestown 278 Ossory Dunkitt Cloone 171 Ossory Dunkitt Dunkitt 530 Ossory Dunkitt Farnoge 117 Ossory Dunkitt Greenville 273 Ossory Dunkitt Killaspy 478 Ossory Dunkitt Melville 270 Ossory Dunkitt Milltown 507 Ossory Dunkitt Mullinabro 207 Ossory Dunkitt Newtown 82 Ossory Dunkitt Rahard 401 Ossory Dunkitt Rahillakeen 269 Ossory Dunkitt Rathnasmolagh 337 Ossory Dunkitt Skeard 295 Ossory Dunkitt Smartscastle East 76 Ossory Dunkitt Smartscastle West 110 Ossory Dunkitt Strangsmill 109 Ossory Dunkitt Tinvaucoosh 320 Ossory
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