"Woolengrange", Woollen-Grange, or Mollgrange, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 5 miles (W.S.W.) from Gowran, on the river Nore; containing, with Blackrath grange, 373 inhabitants. This parish anciently formed part of the possessions of the abbey of Jerpoint: it is a rectory, in the diocese of Ossory, being one of the several denominations that form the union of Burnchurch. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Danesfort.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Woolengrange. RC Parish: Thomastown.
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786.
Civil Parish: Woolengrange. RC Parish: Danesfort.
Earliest Records: b. Jan 1819; m. Jan 1824.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Woolengrange    Woolengrange    1782-1833       0926202 
                                1834-1880       0926203 
                Thomastown      1782-1833       0926202 
                                1834-1880       0926203 
Note: A small point of Woolengrange parish was also in Tullaherin 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 
Woolengrange    Baronsland              83      Ossory     
Woolengrange    Ashglen or Glennafunshoge 68    Ossory     
Woolengrange    Glennafunshoge or Ashglen 68    Ossory     
Woolengrange    Knockanore              195     Ossory     
Woolengrange    Knockbrack              42      Ossory     
Woolengrange    Rathcorrig or Rathcusack 170    Ossory     
Woolengrange    Rathcusack or Rathcorrig 170    Ossory     
Woolengrange    Rathduff                373     Ossory     
Woolengrange    Woollengrange           729     Ossory     
The civil parish of Woolengrange contained the townlands of:


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