"Rossinan", or Rosinan, a parish, in the barony of Knocktopher, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 5 miles (N.N.W.) from Waterford, on the road to Kilkenny; containing 1130 inhabitants, and comprising 5105 1/2 statute acres. It is in the diocese of Ossory; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Kilbeacon. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Kilmacow.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Rossinan. RC Parish: Kilmacow.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1858; m. Aug 1858.; d. Jun 1858.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Rossinan        Mullinavat pt   1843-1880       0926201 
Note: Mullinavat was formed from northern Kilmacow R.C. parish. 

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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 
Rossinan        Ballintlea              279     Ossory     
Rossinan        Ballygreek              134     Ossory     
Rossinan        Ballynakill             306     Ossory     
Rossinan        Ballyquin               544     Ossory     
Rossinan        Bishopsmountain         404     Ossory     
Rossinan        Carrickinnane           65      Ossory     
Rossinan        Deerpark                198     Ossory     
Rossinan        Farnoge East            210     Ossory     
Rossinan        Farnoge West            621     Ossory     
Rossinan        Glendonnell             358     Ossory     
Rossinan        Killandrew              235     Ossory     
Rossinan        Rahard East             26      Ossory     
Rossinan        Rahard West             254     Ossory     
Rossinan        Rahillakeen             122     Ossory     
Rossinan        Rossinan                182     Ossory     
Rossinan        Scart                   388     Ossory     


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