"Rathkieran", or Rathkyran, a parish, in the barony of Iverk, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, near the road from Waterford to Carrick-on-Suir, 4 1/2 miles (N.W.) from Waterford; containing 1408 inhabitants, of which number, 120 are in the village. The parish comprises 4197 statute acres, and the village contains 22 houses. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Vicars Choral of the cathedral of Kilkenny; the rectory is appropriate to the dean and chapter. In the R. C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district, comprising this parish and those of Aglishmartin, Portnescully, Poleroan, Clonmore, Ballytarsna, Tubrid, and part of Burnchurch, in which union are three chapels. At Moncoin is a school under the superintendence of the nuns, in which are about 250 girls; and in a private school are about 200 boys; there is also a Sunday school.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Rathkieran. RC Parish: Mooncoin (Carigeen).
Earliest Records: b. Dec 1797; m. Jan 1772.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Rathkieran Mooncoin not available Mullinavat pt 1843-1880 0926201
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 Rathkieran Ballincurra 59 Ossory Rathkieran Ballinlough 53 Ossory Rathkieran Ballynamountain 89 Ossory Rathkieran Ballytarsney 55 Ossory Rathkieran Clonassy 341 Ossory Rathkieran Dungooly 352 Ossory Rathkieran Farranmacedmond 140 Ossory Rathkieran Filbuckstown 159 Ossory Rathkieran Listrolin 699 Ossory Rathkieran Rathcurby North 124 Ossory Rathkieran Rathcurby South 277 Ossory Rathkieran Rathkieran 319 Ossory Rathkieran Rochestown 486 Ossory Rathkieran Waddingstown 319 Ossory
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