Rathsaran Civil Parish
County Leix/Laois

Barony Clandonagh
Poor Law Union Donaghmore
Catholic Diocese Ossory
Catholic Parish Rathdowney


RATHSARAN, a parish, in the barony of Upper Ossory, Queen's county, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (W.) from Rathdowney, on the road from Dublin to Thurles; containing 868 inhabitants.  This parish is bounded on the west by the county of Tipperary and comprises 2065 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act.  The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of th Bishop; the tithes amount to 130, and the glebe comprises of 114 acres.  The glebe-house was erected by aid of a gift of 250, and a loan of 550, in 1820, from the late Board of First Fruits.  The church was built in 1797, by aid of a gift of 500 from the same Board.  In the R.C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Rathdowney, and contains a chapel.  The parochial school, in which are about 50 children, is aided by a contribution from the rector, and a grant of 8 per annum from the Society for Discountenancing Vice.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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  Borraghaun Lyroge
  Castlegrogan Mountoliver
  Craigueavallagh Oldtown
  Eglish Park
  Grogan Rathsaran Glebe
  Kyleamullaun Rossmore


LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1823-38 #256679
Griffith's Valuation, 1850 #101757
1901 Ireland Census #850469
1911 Ireland Census, Townlands: Rossmore, Craigueavallagh #2193148
1911 Ireland Census, Townlands: Borraghaun, Castlegrogan, Eglish, Grogan, Kyleamullaun, Lyroge, Mountoliver, Oldtown, Park, Rathsaran Glebe #2193150

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Civil Parish Links

Griffith's Valuation, Rathsaran Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Rathsaran Civil Parish, John Hayes website
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