"Earlstown", a parish, in the barony of Shillelogher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 3/4 miles (E.) from Callan, on the road from Desart to Thomastown; containing 679 inhabitants. The parish is situated in the King's river, here crossed by a stone bridge, and comprises 2916 statute acres. Principal residences are Kilcoran and Newtown House. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Kells. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Callan, and contains a chapel. Here is a private school of about 100 children. At Castle-Eve are the remains of an old castle, with a moat and fortifications; in the Newtown demesne is a square tower castle, in a good state of preservation; and there are some small remains of the old church, with a burial-ground.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Earlstown. RC Parish: Callan.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1821; m. Jan 1821.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Earlstown       Callan          1821-1880       0926189 

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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 
Earlstown       Castle Eve              548     Ossory     
Earlstown       Cronoge                 16      Ossory     
Earlstown       Kilbrickan              538     Ossory     
Earlstown       Newtown (Baker)         647     Ossory     
Earlstown       Newtown (Shea)          577     Ossory     
Earlstown       Ovenstown               610     Ossory     
The civil parish of Earlstown contained the townlands of:


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