"Kilfane", a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (N. E. by N.) from Thomastown, on the road from Dublin to Waterford; containing 898 inhabitants, This parish is supposed to have derived its name from the foundation of a church here at a very early period by St. Phiam: it comprises 3830 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The principal seats are Kilfane House, Summer Hill, Castlefield, and the glebe-house of the Rev. Archdeacon Irwin. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, united by act of council, in 1676, to the vicarages of Tullowherin and Blanchevillestown, together forming the union of Kilfane and the corps of the archdeaconry of Ossory, in the patronage of the Bishop. The church is a neat modern edifice with a spire. The glebe-house was erected in 1807; the glebe comprises 46a. 3. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union of Thomastown. The parochial school, in which are about 90 children, is aided by subscriptions. Here are some remains of the ancient church, and of Kilbline and Ballynaboola castles.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilfane. 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 
Kilfane         Tullaherin pt   1782-1833       0926202 
                                1834-1880       0926203 
                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 
Kilfane         Badgerrock              125     Ossory     
Kilfane         Ballykeoghan            69      Ossory     
Kilfane         Blessington             120     Ossory     
Kilfane         Castlegarden            1018    Ossory     
Kilfane         Cloghscregg             1032    Ossory     
Kilfane         Com                     106     Ossory     
Kilfane         Glebe                   75      Ossory     
Kilfane         Kilfane Demesne         514     Ossory     
Kilfane         Kilfane East            95      Ossory     
Kilfane         Kilfane West            91      Ossory     
Kilfane         Kilmurry                28      Ossory     
Kilfane         Knockanroe North        119     Ossory     
Kilfane         Knockanroe South        24      Ossory     
Kilfane         Stoneen                 77      Ossory     
Kilfane         Stroan                  208     Ossory     
Kilfane         Sugarstown              263     Ossory     


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