Category Archives: Carlow

St. Andrew’s Church, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Roman Catholic Church,
Bagenalstown,
Co. Carlow,
Ireland.

Bagenalstown is in the civil parish of Dunleckney.  Lewis topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us the following:”DUNLECKNEY, a parish, in the barony of IDRONE EAST, county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, on the road from Carlow to Burris; containing, with the post-town of Bagenalstown, 4217 inhabitants.”  Also “In the R. C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district called Bagenalstown, comprising also part of the parishes of Agha, Fenagh, and Slyguff. The chapel, a handsome edifice lately erected at an expense of £2000, is situated at Bagenalstown; and there are chapels also at Newtown and Ballinkillen, and places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists and Walkerites.”

These photographs were taken April 2014

Bagenalstown Church of Ireland, Co. Carlow

Church of Ireland,
Bagenalstown,
Co. Carlow,
Ireland.

Bagenalstown is in the civil parish of Dunleckney.  Lewis topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us the following:”DUNLECKNEY, a parish, in the barony of IDRONE EAST, county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, on the road from Carlow to Burris; containing, with the post-town of Bagenalstown, 4217 inhabitants.”  

These photographs were taken April 2014

 

Ballyknockan Church, Oldleighlin, Co. Carlow

Church,
Ballyknockan,
Oldleighlin,
Co. Carlow,
Ireland.

These photographs were taken April 2014. Ballyknockan Church, Oldleighlin, Co. Carlow

I did not record the gravestones here.  I have included this metal mount which was over a plot as it is the first time I have ever seen one of these

Clonegal Church Photograph, Co. Carlow

St. Bridget’s,
Clonegal,
Co. Carlow.
Ireland.

This photograph was taken by Dr. Jane Lyons in August of 2006.

Clonegal, Carlow, Ireland

Clonegal, Carlow, Ireland

Clonegal Roman Catholic Parish, Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin

Clonegal, Kildavin Community website

Churches of Co. Carlow, Ireland

Some church photographs from County Carlow, Ireland. This is just a beginning and using only my current collection of photographs.

Baptism and Marriage Extracts, Church of Ireland, Carlow Town, 1747-1855

A few baptismal and marriage extracts from the Church of Ireland parish registers of Carlow town, Co. Carlow.
Spellings are exactly as I read them with no changes. Question marks show where I had difficulty reading a word or a name

Carlow Church of Ireland Parish Register Extracts
Baptisms : 1836-1852
Marriages : 1836-1845
Burials : 1836-1865
R.C.B. Library Ref.: P. 317.1.3

BAPTISMS:
Baptised : Nov. 11th, 1838.
Born : Oct. 12th, 1838
Name : Henry
Parents : Wm. & Elizabeth Black?burne
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: ?Saddler

Baptised : July 31st, 1842.
Born : July 10th, 1842
Name : James Edward
Parents : James & Dorcas Porter
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: Physician
Curate: William Brandon

Baptised : Dec 27th, 1843
Born : Sept 27th, 1843
Name : Edward Albert
Parents : Thos. James & Jane Margaret Rawson
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: Surgeon & M.D.
Rector: J. Jameson

Baptised : July 11th, 1846.
Born : Not given
Name : Robert Nicholas
Parents : Thomas & Jane Rawson
Abode: Carlow
Profession/Occupation father: Doctor
Wm. Brandon – Private baptism, child (?very) ill

MARRIAGES:
Groom: Mansergh Lugworth Flood of Carlow Parish
Bride : Anne Catherine Moore of Carlow Parish
By Banns. 2nd May 1837
Signed : Lugworth Flood & Catherine Moore
Witnesses: Jane Emerson & Patrick Devereux

BURIALS:
# 379. John Blackburne, Carlow. Aug 22nd, 1855. 2 years. Thos. Shelland Curate.
#461. Un-named Blackburne. Carlow. 28th Jan 1860. No age given
Baptisms 1852-1864
P. 317.2.1
No Blackburne, Flood or Rawson listed.

Carlow Church of Ireland Parish Register Extracts
R.C.B. Library Ref.: P. 317.1.2

1747
Month?? 31st Baptised. Joseph son of John and Ann Bowles. Killeshin

1748
Aug 27th Married. Robert Carr and Ann Bowles, being called in Church July the 31st, Aug 7th & 14th

1756
Oct. 17th Married: Will’m Bowles to Mary Harborne. Rich’d Mills

1757
July 24th Baptised : James Bowles son to Will’m & Mary Bowles

1764
July 9th Married: Jno Bowles to Eliz. McGrath with Lycence

1772
April 12th Marr’d: Joseph Bowels and Ann Tunstead with Lycence

1774
June 20th Bapt’d : Robt. Son to Wm. And Sarah Bowles

1775
Mary 21st Bapt’d: Jane Daughter to Jno and Mary Bowls (sic)

1808
Feb 27th Married / By Mr. D. / Joseph Bowles to Jane Feltus, both of this parish, by Licence
1810
May. Omitted, about 7th. Bapt : Eliza Daughter of Joseph and Jane Bowles

1811
June 16th. Marr’d: James Bale and Mary Budds
Sept 9th. Bapt’d: John son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bowles

1812
Jan 26th Bapt’d: Margt. Daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Bowles
Aug 31st. Mar’d: John Graham and Lucinda Bowles

p. 122
1821
May 17th Bapt’d: Eliza. Daughter of Joseph and (Blank) Bowles.

Next page of register (p. 123) = blank note re 10 pages on – did not go ten pages to see if it continued at that point

Page 124 – 1822
Page 125 – 1825
Page 127 – 1824

No mention of Bowles or Feltus surnames on these pages.

1825
Dec 12th. Married by ?C. Francis Flood of the parish of Carrick, Co. Kilkenny to Dorcas Burchaell of (??this parish)

 

 

Roman Catholic Parish Records On Microfilm, Co. Carlow

DIOCESE OF KILDARE & LEIGHLIN

Bagnalstown (Dunleckney)
Baptisms: Jan 1st, 1820 – June 27th, 1841
July 1st, 1841 – Dec 25th, 1857
Jan 3rd, 1858 – Nov 27th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 8th, 1820 – June 26th, 1841
July 8th, 1841 – Nov 28th, 1857
Jan 19th, 1858 – Nov 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4195
LDS BFA 0926113

Bagnalstown Roman Catholic parish is surrounded by the R.C. parishes of Borris, Myshall, Ballon & Rathoe, Rathvilly and Leighlinbridge, all in Co. Carlow. It lies beside the R.C. parish of Paulstown in Co. Kilkenny.

Ballon & Rathloe
Baptisms: Jan 2nd, 1785 – Sept 10th, 1795
Juy 2nd, 1816 – Dec 26th, 1830
Jan 9th, 1820 – Feb 14th, 1825
Jan 6th, 1831 – Dec 27th, 1867
Marriages: Aug 10th, 1782 – Dec 10th 1795
Jan 8th, 1820 – Dec 14th, 1825
Aug 10th, 1816 – Nov 26th, 1880
Burials: Aug 9th, 1825 – Dec 6th, 1834
Jan 15th, 1861 – Dec 28th, 1871
NLI Pos. 4189

Marriage Index 1836-38

Borris (Carlow & Wexford)
Baptisms: May 2nd, 1872 – Dec 23rd, 1813
Feb 2nd 1825 – March 15th, 1840
March 22nd, 1840 – Dec 30th, 1855
Jan 1st, 1856 – Dec 30th, 1876
Jan 7th, 1877 – Dec 25th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 26th, 1782 – Dec 4th, 1813
Feb 8th, 1825 – march 3rd, 1840
April 28th, 1840 – Nov 23rd, 1868
Feb 2nd, 1869 – Nov 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4196
LDS BFA 0926107

Carlow (Counties Carlow & Kildare)
Baptisms: June 15th, 1774 – Sept 4th, 1775
Feb 5th 1777 – July 31st, 1782
Nov 15th, 1787 – Jan 14th 1789
Dec 7th, 1793 – Dec 17th, 1793
Jan 19th, 1794 – Dec 17th, 1795
Jan 1st, 1799 – May 9th, 1804
Jan 10th,, 1806 – April 15th, 1806
Jan 2nd, 1807 – Feb 5th, 1807
Jan 1st, 1809 – May 8th, 1809
Jan 5th, 1811 – Jan 12th, 1811
Jan 1st, 1820 – Aug 19th, 1834
Aug 22nd, 1834 – June 29th, 1845
Jan 1st 1845 – April 19th, 1856
April 22nd, 1856 – Dec 28th, 1880
Index 1834 – 1849
Marriages: Nov 8th, 1769 – Aug 20th, 1786
1791 – some
1794 – some
Jan 1st, 1820 – June 17th, 1845
Jan 22nd, 1845 – April 14th, 1856
May 10th, 1856 – Nov 22nd, 1880
NLI Pos. 4193

Clonegal – (Counties Carlow, Wicklow & Wexford)
Baptisms: Jan 7th, 1833 – Nov 27th, 1842
Nov 27th, 1842 – Dec 5th 1852
Dec 5th, 1852 – March 29th, 1868
April 2nd, 1868 – April 30th, 1871
June 5th, 1871 – Nov 16th, 1880
Marriages: Feb 10th, 1833 – May 20th, 1871
May 25th, 1871 – Nov 16th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4197
LDS BFA 0926110

Baptismal Index 1833 & Surnames Mahan and Donohoe up to 1843:

Clonmore – Carlow & Wicklow
Baptisms: Nov 23rd, 1819 – April 9th, 1833
April 7th, 1833 – Feb 26th, 1860
March 4th, 1860 – Dec 11th, 1880
Marriages: Feb 10th, 1813 – Feb 19th 1833
May 4th, 1833 – Feb 19th, 1860
May 16th, 1860 – Dec 11th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4198

Graignamanagh – Carlow & Kilkenny
Baptisms: April 22nd, 1838 – Dec 27th, 1868
Jan 1st, 1869 – Dec 24th, 1880
Marriages: July 5th, 1818 – Nov 26th, 1868
Jan 17th, 1869 – Nov 3rd, 1880
NLI Pos. 4198

Hacketstown – Carlow & Wicklow
Baptisms: 1815-20 (few entries)
Aug 29th, 1820 – April 20th 1823
July 10th, 1826 – Sept 7th 1826
Oct 14th, 1827 – March 23rd, 1877
Jan 4th, 1862 – March 23rd, 1878
March 10th, 1878 – Dec 26th, 1879
Marriages: Aug 31st, 1820 – Dec 1st, 1827
March 3rd, 1829 – Nov 26th, 1863
Nov 20th, 1861 – Sept 25th, 1870
Feb 2nd, 1877 – August 1st, 1878
May 9th, 1878 – Nov 25th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4191
LDS BFA 0926115 item 1

Leighlinbridge – Co’s Carlow & Laois
Baptisms: Jan 1st, 1783 – Oct 22nd, 1786
Dec 1st, 1819 – June 26th, 1827
July 6th, 1827 – Nov 16th, 1844
Nov 17th, 1844 – Sept 29th, 1867
Jan 2nd, 1859 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages: Feb 9th, 1783 – Jan 14th, 1788
Jan 12th, 1820 – Feb 27th, 1827
July 12th, 1877 – Nov 22nd, 1880
NLI Pos. 4195
LDS BFA 1363869

Jan 1853.
Placenames are listed in these records – but, on page one and for many other pages the placename is on the side of the page and this is so shaded that the placename can’t be read.

Condition of 1783 records – fairly good. Spaced well enough to read.
Child’s name, father’s name, mother’s name and maiden name in most instances, the names of two sponsors

Baptisms January-June, 1783

Baptisms 1857

Myshall
Baptisms: Feb 11th, 1822 – May 3rd, 1846
Oct 25th, 1846 – Dec 25th, 1880
Marriages: Sept 17th, 1822 – Jan 30th, 1845
Feb 17th, 1846 – Nov 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4198
LDS BFA 0926123

Rathvilly – Carlow & Wicklow
Baptisms: Oct 19th 1797 – Jan 15th, 1813
June 29th, 1813 – April 25th, 1842
April 25th, 1842 – Dec 12th, 1880
Marriages: Oct 5th, 1800 – Feb 13th, 1812
June 29th, 1813 – Nov 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4189

St. Mullins (Counties Carlow & Wexford)
Baptisms: May 8th, 1796 – Sept 28th, 1800
Feb 1st, 1801 – April 16th, 1807
Sept 4th, 1807 – MArch 3rd, 1810
Jan 19th, 1812 – April 16th, 1814
Feb 8th, 1816 – MArch 1816
Jan 6th, 1820 – July 30th, 1832
Aug 10th, 1832 – Nov 30th, 1871
Jan 4th, 1872 – Dec 30th, 1880
MArriages: June 20th, 1796 – Feb 5th, 1807
Jan 8th, 1808 – MAy 20th, 1809
Jan 24th, 1820 – June 10th, 1832
Oct 25th, 1807 – March 1813
Aug 10th, 1832 – NOv 30th, 1871
Feb 6th, 1872 – Nov 25th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4196

Tinryland
Baptisms: March 28th, 1813 – May 24th, 1833
June 2nd, 1833 – Dec 20th, 1857
Jan 6th, 1858 – Nov 27th, 1880
Marriages: June 20th, 1813 – Feb 28th, 1843
April 25th, 1843 – Nov 26th, 1857
Jan 21st, 1858 – Nov 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4192

Baptism Index 1833

Tullow
Baptisms: Aug 13th, 1763 – Jan 10th, 1781
Jan 19th, 1798 – Jan 1st, 1802
June 5th, 1807 – July 4th, 1831
August 1830 – April 18th, 1858
April 22nd, 1858 – Oct 9th, 1876
Oct 10th, 1876 – Dec 21st, 1880
Marriages: May 1775 – Feb 20th, 1776
Jan 18th, 1799 – Feb 27th, 1800
June 19th, 1807 – May 20th, 1830
Nov 1830 – Feb 20th, 1860
April 30th, 1860 – Nov 18th, 1880
NLI Pos. 4194

 

 

Baptism Records, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow and Co. Laois, 1783

Leighlinbridge Counties Carlow and Laois (Queens Co.)
Baptisms: Jan 1st, 1783 – Oct 22nd, 1786
National Library of Ireland film ref: 4195
Latter Day Saints  1363869

Condition of 1783 records – fairly good.  Spaced well enough to read. Child’s name, father’s name, mother’s name and maiden name in most instances, the names of two sponsors

Name Surname Father’s Name Name Mother Mother’s Maiden name Date Year Placename
Will ?? Bryan Margaret Maher April 14th 1783 ?Shellymount
?? B?? George Biddy ?Fairdy March ?31st 1783 Ballyg.
Will Bergin Patt Bridget Brien Jan 18th 1783
Wineford Bergin Will Catherine Doogan April 24th 1783 Banelagh
Cath Bowe John Mary Barry Jan 3rd 1783
??? Brophy Will Sara Byrne Feb ?4th 1783
James Butler Richard Bridget Cody March ?29th 1783 Old Leighlin
Mary Butler Thos. Catherine Fitzgerald April 16th 1783 ?Loughfine
Margaret Butler Thos. Elizabeth Brophy April 23rd 1783
David Byrne James Ann ?? March ?12th 1783 Leighlinbridge
Mary Byrne Patt Margaret Bowe March ?? (19th-23rd) 1783 ?Cronavon
Mary Byrne James Elinor Hogan March ?30th 1783 ?Wells
Bridget Byrne Will Mary June ?14th 1783 Balinva
Margaret Carrole Anthony Elinor Commins April 10th 1783 Bulingurteen
??? Carrole ?jos Eliner Carrolle June ?9th 1783 ?Bulinga
James Cleare Will Mary Ryan April ?25th 1783 Old Leighlin
Bridget Cradden?? Morris Catherine Cavanaugh Feb ??(4th-15th) 1783 ?Monamore
Margaret Cus?hin Michl Catherine Walsh May 16th 1783 Leighlin
Elinor Dawson John Mary May ?6th 1783 Shellymount
Tady Delany James Margaret Pendergst Jan 20th 1783
Mary Dooly John Bridget Cody April ?8th 1783 ?He?tymount
Anne Dooly ?jos Catherine McDarby June ?5th 1783 Shellymt
?Denis Doyle Bryan Jane Fowly Jan 6th 1783
Bridget Doyle James Margaret Walsh March ?23rd 1783 ?Paulstown
Mary Doyle Harry Bridget Brophy April 13th 1783 Leighlin
John Doyle Denis Catherine Mangin June 18th 1783 Crane
Bridget Farnan/Fannon James Jane Farrelle Jan 15th 1783
Peter Fitzpatrick David Elinor Bolger Jan 22nd 1783
Lawrence Hanaway?? Patt Bridget McDavid Feb 15th 1783 Old Leighlin
Catherine Hayes Andrew Mary ?Timmins April 15th 1783 Sheskin
Margaret Headen Will Margaret ?Dinan April 20th 1783 ?Rathtarnan
Henery Headin Edmond Anne Neale Jan 21st 1783
Bridget Healy Thos. Mary Walsh April 9th 1783 Barnafea or sea
Margaret Henecy Philip Margaret June 19th 1783 Paulstown
Thos. Henesy Michael Jane Arkinson March ?19th 1783 Old Leighlin
John Henesy Edmond Elizabeth Henesy May ?14th 1783 Crane
Mary Kavanaugh Michael Mary Whelan Feb 2nd 1783
John Kavanaugh Paul Mary Quinlan April 6th 1783 Monemore
Robert Kelly Michl Mary Brenan April 23rd 1783 Banafea
Bryan Kelly Edmond Mary June 19th 1783 ?Coavbeg
Margaret Kenny?? John Hanna May 18th 1783 Paulstown
Mary Kewler James Anastia Brenan Jan 4th 1783
Thos. King Murtagh Bridget Doran Feb 21st 1783 Cranavonane
Elinor Kinsalah?? Richard Mary Kinsalah April 23rd 1783
John Lane?? James Catherine June 2nd 1783 Ballynabra?e
Edmond Lannan Patt Anne May 6th 1783 Paulstown
Thomas Lannon John Jane Brenan April 12th 1783 Duffswood
Anne Lannon Michl Anne May 3rd 1783 Old Leighlin
Margaret Lawler Edmond Elizabeth Delany Feb 1st 1783
Mary Lawler Will Margaret Brophy March 7th 1783
Patt Lawler Peter Mary Farnan May 2nd 1783 Rahtarnan
Mathew Lee John Eliza Delany Jan ?8th 1783
Patt Linchy Owen Mary Carrolle Feb 16th 1783 Monamore
John Lowry Michl Margaret June 2nd 1783 Clogrannon
Patt Maher Thos. Elizabeth Kavanaugh Feb 20th 1783 Coolnaha?sy
Mary Mahon Patt Bridget April ?29th 1783 Shan?khill
John Mahon Thos. Bridget June 2nd 1783 Tom?mard
Philip McAnally Bryan Margaret April 17th 1783
Jane McAnally Andrew Mary May 22nd 1783 Old Leighlin
Thos. McDaniel James Winafred Mara June ?9th ?19th 1783 Jn.Duffs
Philip McDonil Pierce Mary April 24th 1783 Paulstown
Margaret M’Grah Michael Anne Mahony Jan ?8th-10th 1783
Denis Moony Thos. Mary ?Careio April 14th 1783 Old Leighlin
Vall Moran John Catherine Hesse Jan 19th 1783
Elinor Mullins James Bridget Fitzpatrick April 5th 1783 Leighlin
John Murphy John Mary Miller Jan 1st 1783
Richard Murphy Lawrence Jane Murphy May 17th 1783 Old Leighlin
Anne Neale Arthur Bridget McDavid June ?15th 1783 Leighlin
Silvester Nowlan David Catherine Commins Jan 4th 1783
Margaret Nowlan ?? Elinor ?Eagan Jan 6th 1783
Patt Nowlan ?Thos Margaret Milea Feb ??(4th-15th) 1783 ?Tinagarry
James Nowlan David Mary June 16th 1783 ?Clonrush
James Pendergast Martin Anne Lannon April 24th 1783 Old Leighlin
Jane Pendergast Patt Catherine ?Madlin May 4th 1783 Madlin
??? Purcelle ??? Mary Brenan Feb ??? (2nd-4th) 1783
Patt Purcelle John Jane Morisy March 7th 1783 Monemore
Elizabeth Reddy John Bridget May 17th 1783 Old Leighlin
Darby Timmins Michael Honore Lawler Jan 22nd 1783
?Anne Walsh Patt Margaret Brenan March 16th 1783 ?Thankilla
Margaret Walsh Garrette Margaret May 23rd 1783 Shankille
Mary Ward Toby Jane Anderson Jan 4th 1783

 

 

Marriage Records, Ballon and Ratoe, Co. Carlow, 1836-38

National Library of Ireland ref: Pos # 4189

Marriage Index 1836 to 1838 (complete for these years)

This set of parish records during the years 1836-38 seem to include townlands from the following Civil Parishes:

Ballon : Ballyellin : Fennagh : Gilbertstown and Kellistown

Quite often, the same townland names are found in more than one parish. In such cases, it is assumed that the townland as listed in these parish records belongs to a civil parish that lies beside the civil parish of Ballon. Where placenames do not exactly match a spelling as found in the 1851 townland directory the 1851 spelling is listed in the townland/civil parish table The location (civil parish) of some townlands remains unidentified.

Index to Names found in the Roman Catholic Marriage Register 1836-1838

Sorted by Surname of Groom.

There was a total of 79 Marriages recorded in this register for these years. Overall, the register was reasonably easy to read, the name of the Bride and Groom is listed, the name of the townland, and the names of two witnesses. Witness names are not included below.

Baptism Records, Tinryland, Co. Carlow, 1833

Introduction

National Library of Ireland ref: Pos # 4192

Baptismal Index 1833(complete )

This set of parish records during the years 1833 include townlands from the following Civil Parishes:

Ballinacarrig : Ballycrogue : Carlow : Clonmelsh : Clonmore ; Cloydagh ; Hacketstown ; Killerig : Painestown : Rahill : Straboe : Tullowmagimma and Urglin

Quite often, the same townland names are found in more than one parish. In these cases, it is assumed that the townland as listed in these parish records belongs to a civil parish that other townlands lie in. Where placenames do not exactly match a spelling as found in the 1851 townland directory the 1851 spelling is listed in the townland/civil parish table (see Townland Index ). The location (civil parish) of some townlands remains unidentified. There is no civil parish called Tinryland, the majority of placenames mentioned lie in the civil parishes of Killerig and Tullowmagimma.

Of interest to any person researching ancestry from this area are the following notes written in this register:

Note 1: 31st March 1835: “Baptisms Registry imperfect from March 31st, until Nov of this year as Rev. Ed. Byrne lost his Registry” However, the records of Rev. Thomas Tyrrell for March to July are in the Registry.

Note 2: “No Baptismal Registry from July to September 1835 as Fr. Tyrrell was summoned to England to attend a Parliamentary Committee”

Index to Names found in the Roman Catholic Baptismal Register 1833

Sorted by Surname of Child

There was a total of 77 Baptisms recorded in this register for this year. Overall, the register was reasonably easy to read, the name of the child and parents is listed, the name of the townland, and the names of two Sponsors. Sponsors names are not included below.