"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)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Rathkieran. RC Parish: Mooncoin (Carigeen).
Earliest Records: b. Dec 1797; m. Jan 1772.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Rathkieran      Mooncoin        not available 
                Mullinavat pt   1843-1880       0926201 

Description & Travel

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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 
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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