Aharney Civil Parish
|Poor Law Union||Abbeyleix|
|Catholic Parish||Ballyragget, Lisdowney|
AHARNEY, or AGHARNEY, also called
LISDOWNEY, a parish, partly in the barony of UPPER OSSORY, QUEEN'S'
county, but chiefly in that of GALMOY, county of KILKENNY, and in the
province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (S. by E.) from Durrow, on the road to
Kilkenny; containing 2156 inhabitants. It comprises 6809 statute acres,
as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £4616 per ann., and is
nearly equally divided between tillage and pasturage; there is plenty of
limestone, used both for building and burning. At Ballyconra is an
extensive flour-mill, capable of manufacturing 16,000 barrels of flour
annually; and there is another at the bridge of Ballyragget, both
carried on by John Mosse, Esq., Ballyconra, situated in a fine demesne
on the banks of the Nore, is the ancient seat of the family of Butler,
Earls of Kilkenny, and is the occasional residence of the Hon. Col.
Pierce Butler. A manor court is held at Clontubrid once a month, the
jurisdiction of which extends over part of this parish. The living
consists of a rectory and a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, the
former united to the rectory of Attanagh, and the latter forming part of
the vicarial union of Attanagh: the tithes amount to £340, of which
£226. 13. 4. is payable to the rector, and the remainder to the vicar.
In the R. C. divisions this parish is the head of a district, called the
union of Lisdowney, comprising the parishes of Aharney, Sheffin, Balleen,
Coolcashin, and parts of Rathbeagh and Grange, and containing three
chapels; that of Lisdowney, with a school-house attached, was built by
subscription. About 100 boys and 100 girls are taught in the school, and
about 80 boys and 40 girls in two pay schools; there is also a Sunday
school. The parochial church is in ruins; on the demesne of Ballyconra,
where is the burial-place of the family of Butler, are other remains;
and on the opposite side of the river there is a Danish fort.
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LDS Film Numbers
|Film Title||Film number(s)|
|Tithe Applotments, 1823-38||#256560|
|GV Field Books||#2357655|
|Griffith's Valuation, 1850||#101757|
|1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 18/7-9.||#850457|
|1911 Ireland Census, Aghmacart D.E.D. 18/7-9 Townlands: Aharney, Archerstown, Ballykealy||#2193073|
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Civil Parish Links
|Griffith's Valuation, Aharney Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website|
|Griffith's Valuation Index, Aharney Civil Parish, John Hayes' website|
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