"Killamery", a parish, in the barony of Kells, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. by W.) from Callan, on the road from that place to to Carrick-on-Suir; containing 1837 inhabitants. It comprises 6451 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. At Garryricken, which is the porperty and was the residence of the Marquess of Ormonde, are some very fine plantations. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, forming the corps of the prebend of Kilamery, in the gift of the Bishop. The church is a plain structure erected in 1815. The glebe-house was erected in 1818; the glebe comprises five acres. In the R. C. divisions it is the head of a union or district, comprising also the parish of Tullohaught, and containing a chapel at Windgap. The parochial school is aided by the rector; and at Garryricken is a public school, the house for which it was built by the late Marquess of Ormonde. In these schools are about 70 children, and about 100 children are taught in a private school. A monastery of 1000 monks is said to have anciently existed here. Ar Rossamery are the ruins of a small church.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Killamery. RC Parish: Windgap.
Earliest Records: b. Aug 1822; m. Sep 1822.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Killamery       Windgap         1822-1882       0926205 

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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 
Killamery       Butlerswood             470     Ossory     
Killamery       Coolehill Lower         175     Ossory     
Killamery       Coolehill Upper         402     Ossory     
Killamery       Farranaree              73      Ossory     
Killamery       Frankfort East          282     Ossory     
Killamery       Frankfort West          278     Ossory     
Killamery       Garranmachenry          433     Ossory     
Killamery       Garryrickin             1067    Ossory     
Killamery       Garrythomas             151     Ossory     
Killamery       Killamery               608     Ossory     
Killamery       Kiltallaghan            178     Ossory     
Killamery       Kiltrassy               395     Ossory     
Killamery       Meallaghmore Lower      175     Ossory     
Killamery       Meallaghmore Upper      149     Ossory     
Killamery       Oldcastle Lower         172     Ossory     
Killamery       Oldcastle Upper         195     Ossory     
Killamery       Pollagh                 35      Ossory     
Killamery       Roscon                  283     Ossory     
Killamery       Rossaneny (Morris)      187     Ossory     
Killamery       Rossaneny (Reade)       510     Ossory     
Killamery       Seskin                  296     Ossory     


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