"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)]
Civil Parish: Kilmanagh. RC Parish: Kilmanagh, or Ballycallan.
Earliest Records: b. May 1820; m. Jul 1820.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Kilmanagh Ballycallan 1845-1883 0926187
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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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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