"Graiguenamanagh", Graig, or Graignamanagh, a market and post-town, and a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 6 miles (S.) from Goresbridge (to which it has a sub-post-office), and 58 (S.S.W.) from Dublin, on the road from Carlow to New Ross; containing 4745 inhabitants, of which number, 2130 are in the town. William Marshal, the elder, Earl of Pembroke, founded a abbey here for Cisternian monks in 1212, the abbot of which was a lord of parliament until the Reformation, when it was granted to Sir E. Butler, and now is the property of Lord Clifden: there are considerable remains of the building. The town contains 417 houses, and is improving in appearance; it has a handsome bridge over the Barrow, on which river it has between 40 and 50 boats of about 40 tons' burden each. In or near the town are a brewery and malthouse, and a flour and three grist-mills. The parish comprises 11,879 statute acres: there is a considerable quantity of mountain land, including Brandon Hill, and Lord Clifden has planted 300 or 400 acres. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church is a plain edifice. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising this parish, Ullard, and Powerstown, and has two chapels, of which that at Graig is a very commodious building. There are two national schools, in which about 500 children are educated. There are some remains of a castle by the river.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Graiguenamanagh. RC Parish: Graignamanagh.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1838; m. Jul 1818.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Graiguenamanagh Graiguenamanagh 1867-1931 0926114
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 Graiguenamanagh Aghclare 269 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Ballyduff 167 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Ballynakill 274 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Ballyogan 1225 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Baunastackaun 123 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Bauntabarna 75 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Bohermore 46 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Brandondale 65 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Brandonhill 1654 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Coolfarnamanagh 87 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Coolierin 127 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Coolroe 910 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Coppanagh 1347 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Deerpark 229 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Fishersgraigue 64 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Glencoum 604 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Graiguenamanagh 356 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Knockbodaly 161 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Moneen 364 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Newtown 197 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Oldgrange 717 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Priestsvalley 82 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Raheendonore 2256 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Tikerlevan 831 Leighlin Graiguenamanagh Tinnapark 179 Leighlin
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