Killahy (Knocktopher)


"Killahy", a parish, in the barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 6 miles (S.) from Knocktopher, on the road from Waterford to Kilkenny; containing 712 inhabitants, and comprising 2670 statute acres, It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Kilbeacon, or Rosinan; the rectory is impropriate in the Ladies Fitzpatrick. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union of Kilmacow. About 30 children are educated in a private school.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Note: There is another Killahy parish in the barony of Crannagh, next to the civil parish of Tullaroan, and in the R.C. parish of Urlingford.


Church Records

Civil Parish: Killahy. RC Parish: Kilmacow, later Mullinavat.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1858; m. Aug 1858.; d. Jun 1858.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Killahy         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 
Killahy         Ballintober             261     Ossory     
Killahy         Ballinva North          101     Ossory     
Killahy         Ballinva South          36      Ossory     
Killahy         Ballyhimmin             239     Ossory     
Killahy         Ballyknockbeg           196     Ossory     
Killahy         Ballymorris             42      Ossory     
Killahy         Ballynacooley           158     Ossory     
Killahy         Ballynaraha North       38      Ossory     
Killahy         Ballynaraha South       181     Ossory     
Killahy         Curraghbehy             298     Ossory     
Killahy         Inchacarran             118     Ossory     
Killahy         Killahy                 234     Ossory     
Killahy         Killeen                 208     Ossory     
Killahy         Knockmore               208     Ossory     
Killahy         Moneyhenry              121     Ossory     
Killahy         Redacres North          239     Ossory     
Killahy         Redacres South          116     Ossory     


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