"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)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Inistioge. RC Parish: Inistioge and Clodiagh.
Earliest Records: b. Dec 1810; m. Jan 1827.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Inistioge       Inistioge pt    not available   
                Thomastown pt   1782-1833       0926202 
                                1834-1880       0926203 

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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 
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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