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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Baptism Records

Parish of Ballon Index

Source: "Pat Purcell Papers"

Transcribed by: Sue Clement


The Ballon Roman Catholic Parish included the churches of SS. Peter and Paul in Ballon and St. Patrick in Rathoe. The Ballon Parish Register starts in February 1785 with Baptisms. These are recorded for a ten year period through September 1795, and then stop. There is a gap of many years, as the baptisms in the register do not resume until July 1816. Similarly, marriages start in 1782 and end in 1795, not resuming again until August 1816. The full register contains baptisms and marriages through 1868. In addition, included in the register are - a list of those women who taught Catechism at Rathoe and another list of those who taught Catechism at Ballon, both lists undated; Burials, August 9, 1825 - December 6, 1834 and January 15, 1861 - December 28, 1871; List of Children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation, 5th of October 1880.

Sue Clement
Feb 2007

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