St. Martins


"St. Martin", or Templemartin, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 1/4 miles (E.) from Kilkenny, on the road to Dublin; containing 17 inhabitants, and comrising 747 statute acres. The rectories and vicarages of St. Martin were united by act of council to those of St. Canice, and together with the rectories and vicarages of Ballybur form the union of St. Canice. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of St. Canice.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: St. Martin. RC Parish: St. Canice's.
Earliest Records: b. Apr 1768; m. Jun 1768.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
St Martin       St Canice       1768-1810       0926195 
St Martin       Clara pt        1809-1828       0926194 

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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 
St. Martins     Highrath                51      Ossory     
St. Martins     Lavistown               255     Ossory     
St. Martins     Lyrath                  63      Ossory     
St. Martins     Rathbourn or Ratheenmore 201    Ossory     
St. Martins     Ratheenmore or Rathbourn 201    Ossory     
St. Martins     Templemartin            210     Ossory     
The civil parish of St. Martins contained the townlands of:


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