Bordwell Civil Parish
County Leix/Laois

Civil Parish Bordwell
Barony Clarmallagh
Poor Law Union Donaghmore
Catholic Diocese Ossory
Catholic Parish Aghaboe


BORDWELL, a parish in the barony of Upper Ossory, Queen's county, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (N.E.) from Rathdowney; containing 869 inhabitants.  It is situated on the road from Abbeyleix to Templemore, and comprises 2549 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.  The state of agriculture is improving; there is a small quantity of bog; and limestone is quarried in the parish.  The principal seats are Grantstown, the residence of R. Vicars, Esq.; Coolfin, of T. Roe, Esq.; and Ferville, of ----Palmer, Esq.  The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Bishop; the tithes amount to 137. 10.  The church is in ruins, and divine service is performed in the school-house.  There is neither glebe-house nor glebe.  In the R.C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Aghavoe; the chapel is a large building.  The parochial school is supported by subscription, aided by annual donations from Lord Lorton, the rector, Mr. Roe, and others; and at Fox Rock is a National school; in these schools are about 50 boys and 30 girls.  At Grantstown and at Kilbredy are the ruins of old castles.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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  Beckfield North Garryniska
  Beckfield South Grantstown
  Bordwell Big Kilbreedy
  Bordwell Little Oldglass
  Chapelhill Rahandrick Lower
  Coolfin Rahandrick Upper
  Court Shanvaghey
  Curragh Tinnaragh


LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1826 #0256575
Griffith's Valuation, 1850 #101757

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Civil Parish Links

Griffith's Valuation Bordwell Civil Parish,  Names Index, by townland, From-Ireland website
Aghaboe RC Parish, baptisms pre 1796 thru 1797, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation for Bordwell Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Tithe Applotments for Bordwell Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index for Bordwell Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
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