Killahy - (Cranagh)


"Killahy", or Killaghy, a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 miles (S. W.) from Freshford: the population is included in the return for Tullaroan. This parish comprises 1564 statute acres: it is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, entirely impropriate in J. Butler Stopford, Esq. An abbey is supposed to have been founded here in 548. Near the old church are some remains of the house or castle of Killaghy, belonging to a branch of the Grace family. [In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Urlingford.] school.

[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Note: There is another Killahy parish in the barony of Knocktopher, next to the civil parish of Kilbeacon, and in the R.C. parish of Mullinavat (formerly part of Kilmacow R.C. parish).


Church Records

Civil Parish: Killahy. RC Parish: Urlingford. (part Freshford?)
Earliest Records: b. May 1805; m. May 1805.

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

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Killahy 	Urlingford 	not available

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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
Killahy		Blackbotttom    	117	Ossory    
Killahy		Coldharbour		222	Ossory    
Killahy		Greenhill       	258	Ossory    
Killahy		Hillend         	139	Ossory    
Killahy		Killahy        		464	Ossory    
Killahy		Lughinny		382	Ossory    
The civil parish of Killahy - (Cranagh) contained the townlands of:


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