Location of the parish within north Tipperary
Glenkeen or Glankeen ( Irish: ) is a Gleann Caoin civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is one of seven civil parishes in the [1 ] barony of Kilnamanagh Upper.
Church of Ireland parish of Glenkeen, which was co-extensive with the civil parish, was in the diocese of Cashel (which is now part of the diocese of Cashel and Ossory) and its glebe house was in the townland of Glenkeen.
This civil parish is unusual in that, when the parish structure of the Catholic church was re-established, the resultant
ecclesiastical parish, that of Borrisoleigh and Ileigh (which is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly), was (and is) co-extensive with the civil parish. [2 ]
The town of
Borrisoleigh is located in the parish, which encompasses 14,215 statute acres and is divided into 78 [3 ] townlands: [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Placenames Database of Ireland
^ Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837, volume 1, page 654. Confirmation of Lewis's statement can be had by comparing the map of the civil parish shown in this entry with that in the entry for the ecclesiastical parish.
^ Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837, volume 1, page 654
^ Glenkeen Civil Parish