"Powerstown", a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 miles (S. E. by S.) from Gowran, on the road to Graig; containing 1718 inhabitants. This parish comprises 5508 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; the greater portion is good arable and pasture land, about one-half being under tillage. On the lands of Currghlane, yellow ochre of good quality is procured; and at Mount Loftus is an extensive quarry, in which is raised excellent granite of a beautiful light yellow colour, fine-grained and very compact; it may be raised in blocks of very large size, and is mostly used for gate pillars and for buildings. A constabulary police force is stationed in the parish. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the alternate patronage of the Crown and the Bishop. The glebe-house is a good residence; the glebe comprises 30 acres. The church is a small neat edifice. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union of Graig; the chapel, a neat edifice, was erected about 10 years since, and a school-house has been recently built near it, for the completion of which the Board of National Education granted £100; about 170 children are taught in the school.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Powerstown, diocese of Leighlin. RC Parish: Graiguenamangh.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1838; m. Jul 1818.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Powerstown Graiguenamanagh 1867-1931 0926114
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 Powerstown Annaleck Lower 170 Leighlin Powerstown Annaleck Upper 272 Leighlin Powerstown Aughkiletaun 462 Leighlin Powerstown Ballycabus 130 Leighlin Powerstown Boherkyle 301 Leighlin Powerstown Coolatogher 275 Leighlin Powerstown Coolnabrone 163 Leighlin Powerstown Courtnaboghilla 425 Leighlin Powerstown Curraghlane Lower 306 Leighlin Powerstown Curraghlane Upper 262 Leighlin Powerstown Garryleesha 60 Leighlin Powerstown Gorteen 421 Leighlin Powerstown Grove 169 Leighlin Powerstown Mountloftus 48 Leighlin Powerstown Pollagh 639 Leighlin Powerstown Powerstown East 399 Leighlin Powerstown Powerstown West 15 Leighlin Powerstown Stakally 356 Leighlin Powerstown Tincouse 132 Leighlin Powerstown Tinnakeenly 188 Leighlin Powerstown Tomnahaha 231 Leighlin
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