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Civil Parishes

Civil parishes are important units for records purposes.  They 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.

This section of the County Tipperary website is growing and civil parish webpages will be added periodically.  Each webpage, will give the barony, poor law union, Catholic diocese and parish for each civil parish plus all the townlands found in the civil parish, as defined in the 1851 Townland Index with links to their webpages.  Also included are LDS film numbers for the tithes, GVs, 1901 & 1911 Ireland Indexes, plus links and surnames.  Descriptions from the Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (1837) are included and pictures of the area as contributed by readers.

last updated June 12, 2016

There are webpages for all the green colored-in civil parishes, see links below.  For each civil parish webpage, there are also pages and links to all the townlands in the parish, plus the Samuel Lewis 1837 description of the parish.  Each page also includes links, Family History Library films' titles and numbers plus a surname registry.  Many also have maps with all the townlands delineated.  This is a huge county and help with this project would certainly be appreciated.  If you would like to adopt a civil parish, and I'll let you know what is needed.  You get to pick any civil parish that is not already done.

North Riding

South Riding

  Abington Killodiernan   Aghacrew Killeenasteena
  Aghnameadle Killoscully   Ardfinnan Killenaule
  Aglishcloghane Killoskehan   Ardmayle Kilmore
  Ardcrony Kilmastulla   Ballingarry Kilmucklin
  Athnid Kilmore   Ballintemple Kilmurry
  Ballingarry Kilnaneave   Ballybacon Kilpatrick
  Ballycahill Kilnarath   Ballyclerahan Kilshane
  Ballygibbon Kilruane   Ballygriffin Kilsheelan
  Ballymackey Kilvellane   Ballysheehan Kiltegan
  Ballymurreen Knigh   Baptistgrange Kiltinan
  Ballynaclogh Latteragh   Barrettsgrange Kilvemnon
  Ballymackey Lisbunny   Boytonrath Knockgraffon
  Ballymurreen Lorrha   Brickendown Lattin
  Ballynaclogh Loughkeen   Bruis Lickfinn
  Barnane-ely Loughmoe East   Buolick Lismalin
  Borrisnafarney Loughmoe West   Caher Lisronagh
  Borrisokane Modreeny   Carrick Magorban
  Bourney Monsea   Clogher Magowry
  Burgesbeg Moyaliff   Clonbeg Modeshil
  Castletownarra Moycarky   Clonbullogue Molough
  Cloghprior Moyne   Cloneen Mora
  Corbally Nenagh   Clonoulty Mortlestown
  Cullenwaine Rahelty   Clonpet Mowney
  Dolla Rathnaveoge   Colman Neddans
  Doon Roscrea   Cooleagh Newcastle
  Dorrha Shyane   Coolmundry Newchapel
  Drom Templeachally   Cordangan Newtownlennan
  Dromineer Templebeg   Corroge Oughterleague
  Fertiana Templederry   Crohane Outeragh
  Finnoe Templedowney   Cullen Peppardstown
  Galbooly Templemore   Dangandargan Railstown
  Glenkeen Templeree   Derrygrath Rathcool
  Holycross Templetouhy   Dogstown Rathkennan
  Inch Terryglass   Donaghmore Rathlynin
  Kilbarron Thurles   Donohill Rathronan
  Kilclonagh Toem   Drangan Redcity
  Kilcomenty Twomileborris   Emly Relickmurry & Athassel
  Kilcooly Upperchurch   Erry Rochestown
  Kilfithmone Uskane   Fennor Shanrahan
  Kilkeary Youghalarra   Fethard Shronell
  Killavinoge     Gaile Sologhod-beg
  Killea     Garrangibbon Solloghod-more
        Glenbane St Johnbaptist
        Grangemockler St Johnstown
        Graystown St Mary's, Clonmel
        Horeabbey St Patricksrock
        Inishlounaght Temple-etney
        Isertkieran Templebredon
        Kilbragh Templemichael
        Kilcash Templeneiry
        Kilcommon Templenoe
        Kilconnell Templetenny
        Kilcooly Tipperary
        Kilcornan Tubbrid
        Kilfeakle Tullaghmelan
        Kilgrant Tullaghorton
        Killaloan Tullamain
        Killardry Whitechurch



Clanwilliam Barony Middlethird Barony

(if you click on the above maps they will get larger and you will be able to read the civil parishes and townlands)


County Tipperary Map, from Lewis' Atlas, Counties of Ireland, 1837

North-west County Tipperary Map, with Civil Parishes.

North-west County Tipperary Baronies map.  Also includes townlands and villages.

Nenagh Poor Law Union Electoral Divisions map.  Also gives population for each division in 1841.

There is a large map (375K) here at the County Tipperary Historical Society

Tipperary Maps from 1783. Wonderful old maps presented in thumbnail format.

Main Surnames In North Tipperary - Ryan, O'Brien, Kennedy, O'Meara, Maher/Meagher, Burke, Gleeson, Carroll, Hogan and Kelly.

Main Towns in North Tipperary - Nenagh, Templemore, Thurles and Roscrea.

Main Surnames in South Tipperary - Ryan, Dwyer, Maher, Brien, Hayes, Quirke, Treacy, Meara, Macken, Maloney, Lonergan.

Main Towns in South Tipperary - Cashel, Cahir, Tipperary, Clonmel, Carrick-on Suir, Clogheen.

The world famous 'Rock of Cashel', is a major attraction with its historic ruins, near the town of Cashel. There are pictures of the Ahenny High Crosses that are located in the Ahenny Cemetery. Also of interest to the visitor are the towns of Cahir, Cashel and Tipperary Town; and see also a history of Fethard.

The 79 civil parishes of North Tipperary are shown on this map , While the 115 civil parishes of South Tipperary are shown on this map  (courtesy of A.J. Parker).

There is a map of the County Tipperary Roman Catholic parishes on the Local Ireland Web site

Civil Parish Townland maps: (on most of civil parish pages)


Civil Parish Townland maps: (different than those on most of civil parish pages of this website)
North Riding
Kilkeary Civil Parish
South Riding
Kilgrant Civil Parish
St Johnbaptist Civil Parish
St Johnstown Civil Parish



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