"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)]
Civil Parish: Tiscoffin. RC Parish: Gowran and Clara.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1809; m. Jan 1810.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Tiscoffin Clara 1809-1828 0926194 Note: Clara was formed from northern Gowran R.C. parish.
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 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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