"Kilmanagh", or Kilnamanagh, a parish, in the barony of Cranagh, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N.) from Callan, on the road from Kilkenny to Ballingarry; containing 1663 inhabitants. The name of this place was originally Kilnamanagh, or the chapel of the monks;" and it is stated that St. Natalis, founder and abbot of the establishment, died in 563. It comprises 5337 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, which are almost equally divided between arable land and pasture land, both of which are well cultivated. There is abundance of limestone, and culm is raised at Killeen; here is a grist-mill. The principal seats are Shipton, Pottlerath, and the glebe-house of Rev. Hans Caulfield. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the gift of the Bishop, forming the corps of prebend of Kilmanagh in the cathedral of Killkenny. There is a glebe-house, with a glebe of 201a. 3r. 18p. The church is a small plain building, erected about 90 years since. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Ballycallan, and contains a chapel, a plain building, with a school-house adjoining. There is a parochial school in which about 60 children are educated; also two private schools, in which 140 are educated. There are considerable remains of the old church, and of a castle at Pottlerath.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Kilmanagh. RC Parish: Kilmanagh, or Ballycallan.
Earliest Records: b. May 1820; m. Jul 1820.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Kilmanagh       Ballycallan     1845-1883       0926187 

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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 
Kilmanagh       Ballagh                 98      Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Ballykeefe              213     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Banse Glebe             322     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Brittasdryland          611     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Graigue (Hartford)      160     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Graigue (Hayden)        243     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Kilbraghan              411     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Killeen                 860     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Kilmanagh               368     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Knockeenbaun            538     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Knockeenglass           282     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Pollagh                 597     Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Pottlerath              1016    Ossory     
Kilmanagh       Sheeptown               95      Ossory     


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