"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)]
Civil Parish: Sheffin. RC Parish: Lisdowney.
Earliest Records: b. May 1817; m. Sep 1771.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Sheffin Lisdowney 1771-1880 0926199 1817-1880 0979701
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 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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