"Sheffin", a parish, in the barony of Galmoy, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster; containing 798 inhabitants, and comprising 2452 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is in the diocese of Ossory; the rectory is appropriate to the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral of Kilkenny, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Freshford, and corps of the prebend of Aghoure. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Lisdowney. About 100 children are educated in two private schools.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]



Church Records

Civil Parish: Sheffin. RC Parish: Lisdowney.
Earliest Records: b. May 1817; m. Sep 1771.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Sheffin         Lisdowney       1771-1880       0926199 
                                1817-1880       0979701 

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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 
Sheffin         Ballygowney             265     Ossory     
Sheffin         Ballyring Lower         172     Ossory     
Sheffin         Ballyring Upper         350     Ossory     
Sheffin         Clontubbrid             386     Ossory     
Sheffin         Graigueswood            254     Ossory     
Sheffin         Lodge Demesne East      146     Ossory     
Sheffin         Lodge Demesne West      169     Ossory     
Sheffin         Monphole                68      Ossory     
Sheffin         Tentore                 238     Ossory     
Sheffin         Tifeaghna (Browne)      110     Ossory     
Sheffin         Tifeaghna (Mt. Garret)  212     Ossory     
Sheffin         Tinnascarty             112     Ossory     


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