County Kilkenny Ireland Genealogy
The Baronies of County Kilkenny
County Kilkenny is located in southern Leinster Province of
the Republic of Ireland. In the 13th and 14th centuries,
Kilkenny was divided into twelve Cantreds based
roughly on Gaelic family territories or "tuaths". See also early Barony History
In the 18th century County Kilkenny
consisted of the following baronies: Galmoy, Lower Ossory, Fassadinig, Cranagh,
Shellilogher, Gowran, Kells, Knocktopher, Ida, Igrin, Iverk and Ibercon. It additionally included the
Liberties of Kilkenny and of Callan. In Pender's 1659 'census' of Ireland he gives the names of the baronies which would
be united into the barony of Ida as Ida, Igram & Iberson.
By the 19th century
these were restructured into the baronies of Callan, Crannagh, Fassadinin, Galmoy, Gowran,
Ida, Iverk, Kells, Knocktopher, Shillelogher.
Each barony in Kilkenny included
a number of civil parishes, which in turn contain a number of townlands.
Useful 19th century land records, such as Griffiths Valuation (1849-50 for
Kilkenny) or the Tithe Applotment Survey (1823-38), were organized by
Barony, Civil Parish and Townland. The barony is no longer an administrative
unit of the county.
The following information approximates that taken from 1851 Census of the Baronies of Kilkenny.
- Contains about 60 townlands and 5,600 acres. The civil parish
of Callan coincides with the barony of Callan.
Townlands of Callan
- Contains about 200 townlands and 58,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Ballinamara, Ballycallan, Ballylarkin, Clashacrow, Clomantagh,
Coolcraheen, Fertagh, Freshford, Garranamanagh, Kilcooly, Killahy, Killaloe,
Kilmanagh, Odagh, Sheffin, St. Canice, Tubbridbritain, Tullaghanbrogue, and
Tullaroan extend into the barony of Crannagh.
Townlands of Crannagh
- Contains about 130 townlands and 68,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Attanagh, Castlecomer, Coolcraheen, Donaghmore, Dunmore,
Dysart, Grangemaccomb, Kilmacar, Kilmademoge, Kilmadum, Kilmenan,
Mayne, Mothell, Muckalee, Odagh, Rathaspick, Rathbeagh, and Rosconnell
extend into the barony of Fassadinin.
Townlands of Fassadinin
- Contains about 90 townlands and 40,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Aharney, Balleen, Borrismore, Coolcashin, Durrow, Erke, Fertagh,
Glashare, Rathbeagh, Sheffin, and Urlingford extend into the barony of Galmoy.
Townlands of Galmoy
- Contains about 340 townlands and 110,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Ballylinch, Blackrath, Blanchvilleskill, Clara, Columbkille, Dunbell,
Dungarvan, Famma, Gowran, Graiguenamanagh, Grangesilvia, Inistioge,
Jerpoint West, Jerpointabbey, Kilderry, Kilfane, Kilkieran, Kilmacahill,
Kilmadum, Mothell, Pleberstown, Powerstown, Rathcoole, Shankill, St. John's,
St. Martins. St. Maul's, Thomastown, Tiscoffin, Treadingstown, Tullaherin,
Ullard, Wells, and Woolengrange extend into the barony of Gowran.
Townlands of Gowran
- Contains about 190 townlands and 60,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Ballygurrim, Clonamery, Dunkitt, Dysartmoon, Gaulskill, Jerpoint West,
Kilbride, Kilcoan, Kilcolumb, Kilmakevoge, Listerlin, Rathpatrick, Rosbercon,
Rossinan, Shanbogh, and The Rower extend into the barony of Ida.
Townlands of Ida
- Contains about 120 townlands and 40,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Aglish, Arderra, Ballytarsney, Clonmore, Fiddown, Kilmacow, Kilmaganny,
Muckalee, Owning, Pollrone, Portnascully, Rathkieran, Tibberaghny, Tubbrid,
Ullid, and Whitechurch extend into the barony of Iverk.
Townlands of Iverk
- Contains about 160 townlands and 38,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Ballytobin, Coolaghmore, Dunnamaggan, Kells, Killamery, Kilmaganny,
Kilree, Mallardstown, Stonecarthy, and Tullahought extend into the barony of Kells.
Townlands of Kells
- Contains about 130 townlands and 48,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Aghaviller, Derrynahinch, Dunnamaggan, Ennisnag, Fiddown, Jerpoint West,
Jerpointchurch, Kilbeacon, Kilkeasy, Killahy, Knocktopher, Lismateige, Listerlin,
Muckalee, Rossinan, and Stonecarthy extend into the barony of Knocktopher.
Townlands of Knocktopher
- Contains about 160 townlands and 36,000 acres. The civil
parishes of Ballybur, Burnchurch, Castleinch, Danesfort, Earlstown, Ennisnag,
Grange, Grangekilree, Kells, Kilferagh, Killaloe, Outrath, St. Canice, St. John's,
St. Patrick's, Stonecarthy, Treadingstown, Tullaghanbrogue, and Tullamaine
extend into the barony of Shillelogher.
Townlands of Shillelogher
Also refer to:
Barony and City Map --
Barony and Civil Parish Map
Cross-reference of parishes and townlands within each barony:
Townland Index by Barony.
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