"Kilbeacon", a parish, in the barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 8 miles (S. by E.) from Knocktopher, on the road from Kilkenny to Waterford; containing 1049 inhabitants, and 3151 statute acres. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, united to the vicarages of Rosinan and Killahy, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny. There is a glebe of 16 acres. The church is a modern building. In the R. C. divisions this parish forms part of the union or district of Kilmacow. About 160 children are educated in three private schools. At Earlsrath was a large fort, emcompassed by a fosse and a bank about 20 feet high: the enclosed area measured about 70 yards by 55, amd contained some buildings.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Kilbeacon. RC Parish: Mullinavat.
Earliest Records: b. Feb 1843; m. May 1843.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Kilbeacon Mullinavat 1843-1880 0926201 Note: Mullinavat was created from northern Kilmacow R.C. parish.
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 Kilbeacon Ballylusky 325 Ossory Kilbeacon Ballynoony East 417 Ossory Kilbeacon Ballynoony West 1326 Ossory Kilbeacon Ballyvatheen 103 Ossory Kilbeacon Coolanimod North 164 Ossory Kilbeacon Coolanimod South 113 Ossory Kilbeacon Earlsrath 144 Ossory Kilbeacon Garrandarragh 376 Ossory Kilbeacon Manselscourt 229 Ossory Kilbeacon Mullinavat 32 Ossory Kilbeacon Smithstown 169 Ossory
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