Catholic Ecclesiastical Districts in the Diocese of Ossory
(14th & 15th centuries)
Source: Red Book of Ossory


To provide a sense for the large number of "Catholic Parishes" in the Diocese of Ossory, prior to the Reformation, these lists are copied from Taxations of the Diocese of Ossory, The History and Antiquities of the Diocese of Ossory, published by Rev. William Carrigan in 1905. Translation of placenames into more modern placenames (cited in parentheses) is largely based on the same source. There are 152 placenames listed in the first column. Note: an ecclesia is a parish church.

Noua Taxacio Episcopatus Ossorien
(Circa, A. D. 1320)
Items listed in red are from the Red Book of Ossory, dated circa A. D. 1300, and provide additional locations.
Taxa. Decanatuum & Ecclesiarum Dioc. Ossorencus
(Circa, A. D. 1500)

In Decantu De Kenles (Deanery of Kells)

Ecclesia de Kenles    (Kells, parish of Dunnamaggan)
Ecclesia de Callan    (Callan, parish Callan)
Ecclesia de Erleystoun    (? Earlstown, parish of Callan)
Ecclesia de Maillardestoun    (Mallardstown, parish of Callan)
Ecclesia de Ragulby    (Rathculbin, parish of Callan)
Ecclesia de Lomoc    (Lamoge, parish of Windgap)
Ecclesia de Kilmegan    (Kilmoganny, parish of Dunnamaggan)
Ecclesia de Kilkurl    (former parish in the parish of Ballyhale)
Ecclesia de Kilnedy    (aka Kilcreddy, former parish in the parish of Ballyhale)
Ecclesia de Stamacarthy    (Stonecarthy, parish of Aghaviller)
Capella de Dengylmor    (Danganmore, parish of Dunnamaggan)
Ecclesia de Jeryponte    (Jerpoint, parish of Thomastown)
Capella de Donymagan    (Dunamaggan, parish of Dunnamaggan)
Ecclesia de Kilry    (Kilree, parish of Dunnamaggan)
Capelle de Derynch & Kiltorcan    (Derrynahinch, parish of Ballyhale)
Ecclesia de Kilbecok    (Kilbeacon, parish of Mullinavat)
Ecclesia de Killagh    (Killahy, parish of Mullinavat)
Ecclesia de Rossenen     (Rossinan, parish of Mullinavat)
Ecclesia de Aghebillir    (Aghaviller, parish of Aghaviller)
Capella de Lysmocayg    (Lismatigue, parish of Aghaviller)
Ecclesia de Ballagh    (Ballytobin, parish of Dunnamaggan)
Ecclesia de Cnoctofr    (Knocktopher, parish of Ballyhale)
Ecclesia de Shortalestoun    (Shortallstown, parish of Dunnamaggan)
Ecclesia de Balyngeragh    (Sheepstown, parish of Aghaviller)
Capella castri Erleye (Capella Curie de Erleyestoun)  (? Earlstown, parish of Callan)
Ecclesia de Insnak    (Ennisnag, parish of Danesfort)
Ecclesia de Killamery    (Killamery, parish of Windgap)
Ecclesia de Kilres    (Kilkeasy, parish of Aghaviller)
(see Deanery of Iverk)
In Decantu De Kenll[is]

Ecclesia suie Monterium de Kenll[is]
Ecclesia de Callan cum membris
Erlieston
Maleardstown
--
--
Kylmogean
--
Kylkned
--
--
Jeriponte
--
--
--
(see Deanery of Iverk)
(see Deanery of Iverk)
(see Deanery of Iverk)
Aghbilyr
--
Ballagh
Cnoktofyr
--
--
--
Insnake
Kyllamry
Kilkes
Tulleaghte    (Tullahought)
In Decantu De Obargoun    (Deanery of Ibercon, roughly the Barony of Ida)

Ecclesia de Thomastoun    (Thomastown. parish of Thomastown)
Ecclesia de Instyok    (Inistioge, parish of Inistioge)
Ecclesia de Colmekille    (Columbkille, parish of Thomastown)
Ecclesia de Balyfassath    (Kilbride, parish of Glenmore)
Ecclesia de Kilcolme    (Kilcolumb, parish of Glenmore)
Ecclesia de Leterglyn     (Listerlin, parish of Rosbercon)
Ecclesia de Rowyr    (The Rower, parish of Inistioge)
Ecclesia de Dromdowny    (aka Drumdowney & Rathpatrick, parish of Slieverue)
Capella de ffossith    (Brownsbarn, parish of Thomastown)
Ecclesia de Kilcoan    (Kilcoan, parish of Glenmore)
Ecclesia de Balymalgorme    (Ballygurrim, parish of Glenmore)
Ecclesia de Trystelmokan    (Dysartmoon, parish of Rosbercon)
Ecclesia de Kilmehanok    (Kilmokevoge, parish of Glenmore)
Ecclesia de Shenboth    (Shanbogh, parish of Rosbercon)
Ecclesia de Clon    (Cloneamery, parish of Inistioge)
Ecclesia de Rosbergoun    (Rosbercon, parish of Rosbercon)
Ecclesia de Dysert    (? Dysart or Pleberstown, parish of Thomastown)
In Decantu De Bargown

Thomastown
Instyog
--
Kilbryd
Kylcolum
Listerlyn
Rowyr
--
--
Kilcown
Ballygurym
Trestelmoayn
Kylmokevog
Seanbogh
Clonymry
Rosbargon
Diserte
In Decantu De Ouerk    (Deanery of Iverk)

Ecclesia de Iuylaght    (Tullahought, parish of Windgap)
Ecclesia de Clonymyl    (probably Killaspick, Grange, parish of Mooncoin)
Ecclesia de ffydoun    (Fiddown, parish of Templeorum)
Ecclesia de Beaulu    (Owning, parish of Templeorum)
Ecclesia de Polnescoly    (Portnascully, parish of Mooncoin)
Ecclesia de Balytarsyn    (Ballytarsna, parish of Mooncoin)
Ecclesia de Castlan    (Kilkieran, parish of Templeorum)
Ecclesia de McCully     (Muckalee, parish of Templeorum)
Ecclesia de Dunkyt     (Dunkit, parish of Kilmacow)
Ecclesia de Kilmaboy    (Kilmacow, parish of Kilmacow)
Ecclesia de Carcoman    (Gaulskill, parish of Kilmacow)
Ecclesia de Kilkylehyn    (Kilculliheen, parish of Slieverue)
Ecclesia de Typerauth    (Tybroughney, parish of Templeorum)
Ecclesia de Rathkeran    (Rathkieran, parish of Mooncoin)
Ecclesia de Typeryd    (Tubrid, parish of Mooncoin)
Ecclesia de Illyd    (Ullid, parish of Kilmacow)
Ecclesia de Pollerothan    (Pollrone, parish of Mooncoin)
Ecclesia de Clonmore    (Clonmore, parish of Mooncoin)

(see Deanery of Kells)
(see Deanery of Kells)
(see Deanery of Kells)
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--
--
--
In Decantu De Ouerk

(see Deanery of Kells)
--
ffydown
Beule
Polsculie
Ballitarsne
Casselan
Macully
Downket
Kylmaboey
Kiltokechan    (Gaulskill)
Kylkly[hy]n
--
Rathkyeran
--
Illad
Polrothan
Clonymor
Kyllagh    (Killahy)
Kylbecog    (Kilbeacon)
Rossenan    (Rossinan)
Ballymartyn
Ecclesia Alba    (Whitechurch)
Ballyee    (Arderra)
Ecclesia de Rathpadryg    (Rathpatrick)
In Decantu De Kilkenny    (Deanery of Kilkenny)

Ecclesia beate Marie    (parish of St. Mary's)
Ecclesia beati Patricii    (parish of St. Patrick's)
Ecclesia de Sancti Johannis    (parish of St. John's)
Ecclesia de Sancto Cannici    (parish of St. Canice's)
In Decantu De Kilkenny

Not Listed



In Decantu De Claragh    (Deanery of Clara, part of the Barony of Gowran)

Ecclesia de Blauncheuylestoun    (Blanchvillestown, parish of Gowran)
Ecclesia de Dromyrthr    (Kilmodum, parish of Muckalee)
Ecclesia de Tylagh tota    (parish of Tullaherin)
Ecclesia de Dungaruan    (Dungarvan, parish og Gowran)
Ecclesia de Kilmedymok    (Kilmademoge civil parish)
Ecclesia de Claragh    (Clara, parish of Clara)
Ecclesia de Kilfan    (Kilfane, parish of Tullaherin)
Ecclesia de Madokestoun    (Maddockstown, parish of Clara)
Ecclesia de ffynel    (Garrychreen, parish of St. John's)
Ecclesia de Sancti Martini    (St. Martin's, parish of Gowran)
Ecclesia de Baligaueran    (Gowran, parish of Gowran)
Ecclesia de Rathcoull    (Rathcoole, parish of St. John's)
Ecclesia de Tascohyn    (Tiscoffin, parish of Clara)
Ecclesia de Kilmelag    (Aughmalog, parish of St. John's)
Ecclesia de Tredynstoun    (Treadingstown, parish of Tullaherin)
Ecclesia de Kynder    (Kilderry, parish of St. John's)
Ecclesia de Kilbleyn    (Kilbline, parish of Tullaherin)
Ecclesia de Boly    (Ballinaboolia, parish of Tullaherin)

--
--
In Decantu De Claragh

Blanchfeldstown
Dromerhyr
Ecclesia de Tyllagh
Downgarwan
Kylmodymog
Ecclesia de Claragh
--
Blackrath
ffynell
Rector sanctii Martini
Vicaria de Balligawran
Ecclesia de Ratt Cast    (Rathcoole)
Teascofyn
Ecclesia de Cennegbegg    (Kilmelag)
--
Kendyr
--
--
Ecclesia de Inyhwe, or Luyhew    (unidentified)
Monsterium sancti Johannis
In Decantu De Sillr    (Deanery of Shillelogher)

Ecclesia de Balamarf tota    (Ballinamarra, parish of Freshford)
Ecclesia de Incholhan    (Castleinch, or Inchiolaghan, parish of St. Patrick's)
Ecclesia de Balyburry (or Balybor)    (Ballybur, parish of Danesfort)
Ecclesia de Tylabrog    (Tullaghanbrogue, parish of Danesfort)
Ecclesia de Kiltranen    (Burnchurch, parish of Danesfort)
Ecclesia de Kilmanagh    (Kilmanagh, parish of Ballycallan)
Ecclesia de Kilfetheragh    (Sheestown, parish of St. Patrick's)
Ecclesia de Drumgelgyn    (Thornback, parish of St. Patrick's)
Ecclesia de Tylahany    ("Grange of the Limetree", parish of Danesfort)
Ecclesia de Groweyn    (Outrath, parish of St. Patrick's)
Ecclesia de Dunfert    (Danesfort, parish of Danesfort)
--
--
--
In Decantu De Shyllekyr

Ecclesia de Ballaghmarow    (Ballinamara)
Inchiowlechan
Ballybur
Tulohanbrog
Kyltranyn
Kylmanagh
Ecclesia de Kylferagh
Dromdelgy
--
Oghteragh
Downfert
Vicarius de Tullaghrowan (Tullaroan)
Tyllaghrowan, Damagh & Rathelty (Rathealy)
Vicarius de Ballicalan (Ballycallan) & Damagh
In Decantu De Aghtour    (Deanery of Aghoure, roughly the Barony of Galmoy)

Ecclesia de Donaghmore    (former parish in the parish of Johnstown)
Ecclesia de Amccart    (Aghmacart, parish of Durrow)
Ecclesia de Aghnylre    (Urlingford, parish of Urlingford)
Ecclesia de Aghthor    (Aghoure, otherwise Freshford, parish of Freshford)
Ecclesia de Tybritbrytane    (Tubbridbritain, parish of Urlingford)
Ecclesia de Stafen    (Sheffin, parish of Lisdowney)
Ecclesia de Clontybrit    (Clontubbrid, parish of Lisdowney)
Ecclesia de Kyllagh    (Killahy, parish of Urlingford)
Ecclesia de Clomantagh    (Clomantagh, parish of Urlingford)
Ecclesia de Rathlohan    (Rathlogan, parish of Johnstown)
Ecclesia de ffertkeragh    (Fertagh, parish of Johnstown)
Ecclesia de Coulcassyn    (Coolcashin, parish of Lisdowney)
Ecclesia de Galmoy tota    (Galmoy, parish of Galmoy)
Ecclesia de Cathyr    (Newtown Hill, between Durrow and Cullahill)
Ecclesia de Killyn    (Killiny, or Tubberoe, parish of Durrow)
Ecclesia de Kildrenagh    (Kildrinagh, parish of Urlingford)

--
--
In Decantu De Aghour

Rector de Donaghmor
--
--
--
Vicarius de Tubritbryttayn & Kyldrenagh
Rector de Stafyn
Rector de Clontubryt
Rector de Kyllaghe
Rector de Cloghmantagh & Kylrusse
Rector de Rathloghan
--
Rector de Cowlcassyn
Rector & Vicarius de Eighryk    (Erke)
Vicarius de Kyllyng & Cayr
Vicarius de Kyllyng & Cayr
Vicarius de Tubritbryttayn & Kyldrenagh
Rector de Ballylorkan    (Ballylarkin)
Rector de Glassar    (Glashare)
In Decantu De Odogh    (Deanery of Odogh, roughly the Barony of Fassidinin)

Ecclesia castri de Odogh    (Three Castles, parish of Freshford)
Ecclesia de Donaghmore    (Donaghmore, parish of Ballyragget)
Ecclesia de Rathill i. Grangia    (Grangemaccomb, parish of Lisdowney)
Ecclesia de Comyr    (Castlecomer, parish of Castlecomer)
Ecclesia de McCully    (Muckalee, parish of Muckalee)
Ecclesia de Mothill    (Mothel, parish of Muckalee)
Ecclesia de Donmore    (Dunmore, parish of Durrow)
Ecclesia de Aghteyr    (now Barony church, parish of Lisdowney)
Ecclesia de Rathbeagh    (Rathbeagh, parish of Lisdowney)
Ecclesia de Mayn    (Mayne, parish of Conahy)
Ecclesia de Culcrahyn    (Coolcraheen, parish of Conahy)
Ecclesia de Kilcolman    (a church in the parish of Conahy)
Ecclesia de Rosconyl    (Rosconnell, parish of Ballyragget)
Ecclesia de Kilmenhan    (Kilmenan, parish of Ballyragget)
Ecclesia de Kilmekar    (Kilmocar, parish of Conahy)
Ecclesia de Glascro    (Clashacrow, parish of Freshford)
Ecclesia de Dyserdoloscan    (Dysart, parish of Castlecomer)
Ecclesia de Ardeluth    (Ardaloo, parish of Conahy)
Ecclesia de Athenach    (Attanagh, parish of Ballyragget)
Ecclesia de Lamhull    (Loughill, parish of Ballyragget
Ecclesia de Kilcormok    (Sralee, parish of Ballyragget)
Ecclesia de Deruagh    (Durrow, parish of Durrow)
In Decantu De Odoghe

Ecclesia de Casteri de Odoge
Ecclesia de Donacmor
--
Ecclesia de Comer
Ecclesia de Mocally
Ecclesia de Motell
Ecclesia de Donmor
--
Rector de Ratbac    (Rathbeagh)
--
Ecclesia de Colcrafyn    (Coolcraheen)
Ecclesia de Kylcolman
Rector de Roconnell
Ecclesia de Kylmanan
Ecclesia de Kylmeker
Ecclesia de Glassecro
Ecclesia de Desserad    (Dysart)
--
Rector de Atetanac
Rector de Lawkyll
Ecclesia de Kylcormoc
Rector de Dorrac    (Durrow)
In Decantu De Aghebo    (Deanery of Aghaboe)

Ecclesia de Aghebo    (Aghaboe, parish of Aghaboe)
Ecclesia de Offerlan (Offerkelan)    (Offerlane, parishes of Camross and Castletown)
Ecclesia de Bordwell    (Bordwell, parish of Aghaboe)
Ecclesia de Rathdowny    (Rathdowney, parish of Rathdowney)
Ecclesia de Culkyr    (Coolkerry, parish of Rathdowney)
Ecclesia de Donaghmor    (Donaghmore, parish of Rathdowney)
Ecclesia de Achebon    (? a repetition of Agheboe)
Ecclesia de Clonybe    (Cloneeb, parish of Rathdowney)
Ecclesia de Irel    (Errill, parish of Rathdowney)
Ecclesia de Scatheryk    (Skirke, parish of Borris-in-Ossory)
Ecclesia de Kilgaryth    (Cashel-garra, parish of Castletown)
Ecclesia de Lysmor    (Lismore, parish of Borris-in-Ossory)
Ecclesia de Delgy    (Kyledellig, parish of Aghaboe)
Ecclesia de Athkypp    (Akipp, parish of Rathdowney)
Ecclesia de Kildermoyth    (Kylermugh, parish of Aghaboe)
Ecclesia de Balygeuenan    (Ballygowden, parish of Aghaboe)
Ecclesia de Dyrkallyth    (probably Dairyhill, parosh of Aghaboe)
In Decantu De Aghebo

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