"Tiscoffin", or Tascoffin, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 3/4 miles (S.W.) from Gowran; containing 1283 inhabitants. In 1362, James, the second Earl of Ormonde, here defeated and slew 600 of the clan or sept of the Mac Murroughs. The parish comprises 7128 statute acres; culm has been found within its limits, and was formerly worked. It is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, constituting the corps of the prebend of Tascoffin in the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny, and in the patronage of the Bishop. The church was built in 1796. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Gowran, and contains a chapel. About 130 children are educated in three private schools.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Tiscoffin. RC Parish: Gowran and Clara.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1809; m. Jan 1810.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Tiscoffin       Clara           1809-1828       0926194 
Note: Clara was formed from northern Gowran R.C. parish.  

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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 
Tiscoffin       Blanchvilleskill        31      Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Castlewarren            1046    Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Coolgrange              263     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Coolgreany              366     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Coolmarks               200     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Freneystown             876     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Grangehill              378     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Moonhall                157     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Rathcash East           198     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Rathcash Little         11      Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Rathcash Wesy           149     Ossory     
Tiscoffin       Reevanagh               1029    Ossory     


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