"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)]
Civil Parish: Kilfane. RC Parish: Thomastown
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786.
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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
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 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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