"Rathcoole", or Rathcool, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 miles (N. N. E.) from Kilkenny; containing 1225 inhabitants, and comprising 5110 1/2 statute acres. Within its limits is Sandsford's Court, the property of Michael Warren, Esq., and at Johnswell is a station of the constabulary police. The living is a vicarage, united to that of Kilkyran, and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter, to whom the rectory is impropriate. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of St. John's; the chapel is at Johnswell, where there is also a school of about 100, under the patronage of Mr. Warren.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Rathcoole. RC Parish: St. John's.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1789; m. Jun 1789.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Rathcoole St John’s 1817-1880 0979701 Muckalee 1801-1880 0926200
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 Rathcoole Agha 261 Ossory Rathcoole Carrigeen 518 Ossory Rathcoole Coolbricken 119 Ossory Rathcoole Johnswell 445 Ossory Rathcoole Knocknaguppoge 285 Ossory Rathcoole Mountnugent Lower 214 Ossory Rathcoole Mountnugent Upper 246 Ossory Rathcoole Sandfordscourt 596 Ossory Rathcoole Tullowbrin 984 Ossory
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