"Glashare", a parish, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 1/4 miles (S. by E.) from Rathdowney; containing 619 inhabitants, This parish comprises 2703 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of Rathdowney. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Eirke. About 50 children are educated in a private school. Part of the townland of Rathlogan was split into a separate civil parish.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Glashare. RC Parish: Galmoy, part Johnstown.
Galmoy - Earliest Records: b. Jun 1861; m. Sep 1861.
Johnstown - Earliest Records: b. Aug 1814; m. Feb 1851.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Glashare        Galmoy          1861-1876       0979701 
                Johnstown pt    1815-1880       0979700 
Note: The old R.C. parish of Eirke was split into Galmoy and Johnstown. 

Description & Travel

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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 
Glashare        Ballylehaun             418     Ossory     
Glashare        Coolnacrutta            888     Ossory     
Glashare        Glashare                872     Ossory     
Glashare        Rathlogan               146     Ossory     
The civil parish of Glashare contained the townlands of:


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