"Listerlin", or Listerling, a parish, in the barony of Ida, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (S. S. W.) from Inistioge; containing 1551 inhabitants. Th parish is intersected by the Argala, a small mountain river, and is only half a mile from the river Nore; it comprises 5532 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, more than two-thirds of which are in pasture; the remainder, with the exception of a small portion of meadow, is under tillage. The village, which contains 25 houses, is a station of the constabulary police. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The glebe-house was erected in 1821; the glebe comprises 10 1/4 acres. The church was built in 1796. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Rosbercon. About 210 children are educated in a private school. There are several raths in different parts of the parish; and at Listerling is a mount surrounded by a fosse, from which it is supposed to derive its name, originally perhaps Lis-Easterling, or "the abode of the Ostmen;" near it has been found a small artifical cave, and it is traditionally stated that St. Mullen formerly resided at or near this moat.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Listerlin. RC Parish: Rosbercon.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1817; m. Jan 1835.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Listerlin       Rosbercon       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 
Listerlin       Ballallog               362     Ossory     
Listerlin       Ballycurrin             348     Ossory     
Listerlin       Ballymackillagill       398     Ossory     
Listerlin       Ballymartin             821     Ossory     
Listerlin       Ballyneale              341     Ossory     
Listerlin       Brabstown               151     Ossory     
Listerlin       Brownstown              110     Ossory     
Listerlin       Darbystown              273     Ossory     
Listerlin       Guilkagh Beg            68      Ossory     
Listerlin       Guilkagh More           134     Ossory     
Listerlin       Smithstown              777     Ossory     
Listerlin       Listerlin               1407    Ossory     
Listerlin       Rahora                  236     Ossory     


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