St. Marys


"St. Mary", a parish, entirely in the city of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster; comprising 65 statute acres. It is in the diocese of Ossory; the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Bishop. The church, erected in 1819, is an elegant cruciform structure, with a tower and spire, situated in the High-street. The glebe-house is a good residence; and there is a small glebe near the church. In the R. C. divisions the parish of St. Mary is the head of a union, comprising also a small portion of St. John's. Adjoining the chapel of St. Mary's is the residence of the R. C. Bishop, and also the Presentation Convent, with a chapel attached to it.
[Partly from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: St. Mary's. RC Parish: St.Mary's.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1754; m. Jan 1754; d. Jan 1754 to Jul 1787.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
St Mary’s       St Mary’s       1754-1810       0926196 
                                1762-1858       0926197 

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