"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)]



Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilbeacon. RC Parish: Mullinavat.
Earliest Records: b. Feb 1843; m. May 1843.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Kilbeacon       Mullinavat      1843-1880       0926201 
Note: Mullinavat was created from northern Kilmacow R.C. parish. 

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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 
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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