"Mayne", or Moyne, a parish, in the barony of Fassadining, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N. W.) from Kilkenny, on the river Dinan; containing 633 inhabitants, and comprising 1636 statute acres. At Conahy is a quarry of flag stone, of which some of the strata are thin and used for roofing, but the stone is more generally used fro hearths and flooring. Here is a station of the constabulary police. Jenkinstown, the handsome seat of G. Bryan, Esq., is situated in a highly cultivated tract of country near the river Nore: the denesne, which contains about 300 plantation acres, is finely wooded. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, partly impropriate in the corporation of Kilkenny, but chiefly forming the corps of the prebend of Mayne in the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny, and in the patronage of the Bishop. There is a glebe of 95 acres near the ruins of the old church. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Conahy, comprising also parts of the parishes of Kilmacar, Coolcraheen, and Odogh, and three detached townlands of Burnchurch. A new R. C. chapel, a commodious edifice, is now being erected near Jenkinstown; at which place is a school under the patronage of Major Bryan, held in a neat building erected by the Major.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Mayne. RC Parish: Conahy, formerly part Ballyragget.
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1832; m. Jun 1832.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Mayne           Conahy          1832-1880       0926191 

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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 
Mayne           Brackin                 102     Ossory     
Mayne           Gragara                 594     Ossory     
Mayne           Inchakill Glebe         168     Ossory     
Mayne           Jenkinstown             610     Ossory     
Mayne           Littlefield             74      Ossory     
Mayne           Shanganny               104     Ossory     
Mayne           Tullowglass             286     Ossory     
The civil parish of Mayne contained the townlands of:


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