"Inistioge", an incorporated market and post-town (formerly a parliamentary borough), and a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 13 miles (S.) from Kilkenny, and 63 (S.) from Dublin, on the mail coach road to New Ross; containing 3221 inhabitants, of whom 1000 are in the town. This place, which is situated on the river Nore, was at an early period distinguished for its religious establishments. An abbey is said to have been founded here about the year 800; but that to which the town was more especially indebted for its origin and early importance was an Augustinian monastery, founded in 1210 by Thomas, son of Anthony, Seneschal of Leinster, and dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and St. Columb. The parish comprises 9620 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, of which about 800 are woodland, 800 waste and bog, and the remainder arable and pasture. The surrounding scenery is extremely varied and beautiful, and the banks of the Nore are richly diversified with features of a picturesque and romantic character. Woodstock, the seat of W. F. Tighe, esq., is a spacious and elegant mansion, finely situated in a demesne of nearly 1500 statute acres spreading along the margin of the Nore. The ruins of the castles of Brownsford and Clowen are in this parish. The other seats are Firgrove and Ballyduff. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory; one-half of the rectory is impropriate in Sir Wm. Cox, Bart., and the other is annexed to the vicarage of Cloneamery, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The glebe-house is a handsome residence, and the glebe comprises 10 acres. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms is the head of a union or district, comprising also those of Cloneamery and Roer, in which are four chapels; the chapel of this parish has been taken down, and a handsome new one is being erected.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Inistioge. RC Parish: Inistioge and Clodiagh.
Earliest Records: b. Dec 1810; m. Jan 1827.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Inistioge Inistioge pt not available Thomastown pt 1782-1833 0926202 1834-1880 0926203
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 Inistioge Ballycocksoost 801 Ossory Inistioge Ballyduff 234 Ossory Inistioge Ballygallon 338 Ossory Inistioge Ballygegan 158 Ossory Inistioge Ballyshane 319 Ossory Inistioge Ballyvool 467 Ossory Inistioge Blessington 104 Ossory Inistioge Bohilla 223 Ossory Inistioge Cappagh 730 Ossory Inistioge Coolrainy 347 Ossory Inistioge Coolroe 428 Ossory Inistioge Coolsillagh 55 Ossory Inistioge Fiddaun Lower 127 Ossory Inistioge Fiddaun Upper 257 Ossory Inistioge Firgrove 157 Ossory Inistioge Inistioge 1739 Ossory Inistioge Kilcross 894 Ossory Inistioge Kilkieran 313 Ossory Inistioge Killeen 244 Ossory Inistioge Kilmacshane 705 Ossory Inistioge Powerswood 665 Ossory Inistioge Rathleen 272 Ossory Inistioge Rossroe 147 Ossory
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