Jerpoint Church


"Jerpoint (Church)", a parish, in the barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 mile (S. W.) from Thomastown, on the mail coach road from Dublin to Waterford; containing 1983 inhabitants. There is some mountain land, but no bog, and the parish is principally under tillage. Here are several quarries of limestone, and lead ore exists, but no mines are worked ar present. Mount Juliet is the splendid seat of the Earl of Carrick: the mansion is very spacious and finely situated, and the demesne, which comprises about 900 plantation acres, of which about a third is woodland, lies along both sides of the noble river Nore, which is crossed by a handsome bridge. The other seats are Norelands, John's Well, Jerpoint House, Flood Hall and Belmore Lodge. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Crown; the rectory is impropriate in the corporation of Kilkenny. The is no glebe-house; the glebe comproses 5a. 3r. 15p. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Thomastown, and has a chapel. There are four private schools, in which about 290 children are educated. The ruins of the church are almost covered with ivy, and near it are some ancient monuments. The existence of the foundations of houses renders it probable that there was formerly a town here; and in the vicinity was a celebrated abbey, which is noticed in the article on Abbey Jerpoint.

[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Jerpointchurch. RC Parish: Thomastown.
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Jerpointchurch  Aghaviller pt   not availabl     
                Ballyhale       not available
Note: The R. C. parish of Thomastown partially divided into Ballyhale. 

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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 
Jerpointchurch  Ballyconway             485     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Ballylowra              342     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Ballynamona             389     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Cappagh                 516     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Carrigeen               107     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Coolroebeg              320     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Cotterellsbooly         781     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Floodhall or Rathtooterny 394   Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Glenmore                160     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Jerpointchurch          635     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Jerpointhill            518     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Kilvinoge               508     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Mountjuliet or Walton's Grove   536     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Oldtown                 296     Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Rathtooterny or Floodhall 394   Ossory     
Jerpointchurch  Walton's Grove or Mountjuliet   536     Ossory     


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