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Baronies of County Kildare
In Ireland, a barony is a historical geographical unit: normally a subdivision of a county, although some baronies straddle county boundaries as a result of subsequent reorganization of local government. The names and boundaries of baronies were defined during the Anglo-Norman and later English conquest of Ireland, although in many cases, they correspond to earlier Gaelic territories, and some were subsequently subdivided.
Some historical records, such as the Griffith's Valuation and the Registry of Deeds are arranged by barony.
Use the IreAtlas Townland Database to locate the townlands in a particular barony.
- Ikeathy & Oughterany
- Kilkea & Moone
- Naas North
- Naas South
- Narragh & Reban East
- Narragh & Reban West
- Offaly East
- Offaly West
- Salt North
- Salt South
Civil Parishes of County Kildare
Civil parishes generally contain around 25 to 30 townlands, as well as towns and villages. In many cases civil parishes straddle county and barony boundaries. Another confusing aspect is that some civil parishes are in several geographically separate parts. If you are researching tithes applotments, they are arranged by civil parishes, as are the Griffith's Valuations and Church of Ireland church registers.
Use the IreAtlas Townland Database to locate the townlands in a particular civil parish.
A map of the civil parishes in County Kildare can be found at Irish Ancestors.
Roman Catholic Parishes of County Kildare
- Allen and Milltown
- Ballmore Eustace
- Balyna (Johnstown)
- Caragh (Downings)
- Carbury and Dunforth
- Curragh Camp
- Narraghmore, Crookstown & Kilmeade
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