"Gaulskill", 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 322 inhabitants. It is also called Kiltokegan and Kilskegan, and comprises 1325 acres, including a lake of 100 acres. The ancient castle appears, from a monument in the church, to have formerly belonged to the De Burgo family. It is rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Dunkitt; near the church is a small glebe. The church was built in 1792. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Kilmacow.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Gaulskill. RC Parish: Kilmacow.
Kilmacow - Earliest Records: b. Jul 1858; m. Aug 1858.; d. Jun 1858.
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 
Gaulskill       Kilmacow pt     1858-1880       0926198 
                Mullinavat pt   1843-1880       0926201 
Note: The northern 3 civil parishes of the R.C. parish of Kilmacow        became Mullinavat. 

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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 
Gaulskill       Ballincurragh           158     Ossory     
Gaulskill       Ballykillaboy           64      Ossory     
Gaulskill       Ballynamorahan          104     Ossory     
Gaulskill       Bishopshall             240     Ossory     
Gaulskill       Cappagh                 128     Ossory     
Gaulskill       Fahy                    355     Ossory     
Gaulskill       Gaulstown               251     Ossory     
The civil parish of Gaulskill contained the townlands of:


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