"Tullaherin", or Tullowherin, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 3 1/4 miles (S.S.W.) from Gowran, on the road to Thomastown; containing 895 inhabitants, and comprising 5122 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. It is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, the rectory being the corps of the precentorship, and the vicarage forming part of the union of Kilfane and corps of the archdeaconry, both in the patronage of the Bishop. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Thomastown, and contains a chapel. Here is one of the ancient round towers, which at three feet from the ground is about 50 feet in circumference, and has an entrance at the height of about 12 feet; the upper part, near the summit, appears to have been lighted by eight windows, of which four still remain; it is built of silicious breccia, but the contiguous church, which is also an ancient edifice, and in ruins, is contructed of limetsone.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Tullaherin. RC Parish: Thomastown.
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Tullaherin      Tullaherin      1782-1833       0926203 
                                1834-1990       0926203 
Note: Tullherin R.C. parish was formed from northern Thomastown.  

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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 
Tullaherin      Ballykeoghan            45      Ossory     
Tullaherin      Ballynaboley            685     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Baronsland              36      Ossory     
Tullaherin      Bishopslough East       15      Ossory     
Tullaherin      Bishopslough Newtown    574     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Bishopslough South      189     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Bishopslough West       98      Ossory     
Tullaherin      Blackwell               160     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Boheragaddy             250     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Carran                  179     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Castlefield             196     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Cloghala                35      Ossory     
Tullaherin      Crowbally               144     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Dungarvan               41      Ossory     
Tullaherin      Earlsquarter            126     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Kilbline                690     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Loughboreen             212     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Newhouse                598     Ossory     
Tullaherin      Smithstown              9       Ossory     
Tullaherin      Tullaherin              759     Ossory     


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