"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)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Dunkitt. RC Parish: Kilmacow.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1858; m. Aug 1858.; d. Jun 1858.

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

 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. 

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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 
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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