"Shankill", or St. Kill, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 miles (S.W.) from Bagnalstown, on the mail road to Kilkenny; containing 2313 inhabitants. At Kellymount and Shankill are some of the principal flag-stone quarries in the county, the produce of which is chiefly sent by the Barrow navigation to Dublin, Waterford, and other places, and generally sold under the name Carlow flags: limestone is also quarried, and a considerable quantity of stone, coal and culm are obtained at Bornafea: light turf is procured in the hills. The seats are Shankill Castle and Kellymount. There is a station of the constabulary police within the limits of the parish. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the gift of the Crown. The church was erected in 1811. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Grange Silvae, and has a chapel in the village of Paulstown, which is partly in that of Kilmocahill. In the national school at Bornafea, and in a school for females aided by subscription, about 240 children are educated; there is also a private school, in which are about 70 boys.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Shankill, diocese of Leighlin. RC Parish: Paulstown.
Earliest Records: b. Jul 1824; m. Jan 1824.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Shankill Paulstown 1824-1880 0926124 Note: formerly part of Graiguenamanagh, and part of Grangesilvia, R.C. parish.
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 Shankill Ballygorteen 976 Leighlin Shankill Ballytarsna 213 Leighlin Shankill Ballyvalden 475 Leighlin Shankill Baurnafea 1159 Leighlin Shankill Coolcuttia 286 Leighlin Shankill Coorleagh 351 Leighlin Shankill Jordanstown 52 Leighlin Shankill Kellymount 1094 Leighlin Shankill Shankill 1880 Leighlin
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