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"Kilkieran", or Kilkyran, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 5 miles (N. N. E.) from Kilkenny; containing 106 inhabitants. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Rathcoole, with which the tithes are returned: the rectory is appropriate to the economy estate of the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny. In the R. C. divisions it part of the union or district of Templeorum.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilkieran. RC Parish: Templeorum
Earliest Records: b. Oct 1803; m. Aug 1815; d. Sep 1803.


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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish         Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Kilkieran       Cramersgrove or Grove   356     Ossory     
Kilkieran       Grove or Cramersgrove   356     Ossory     
Kilkieran       Kilkieran               749     Ossory     

The civil parish of Kilkieran contained the following townlands: