If you have found ancestors who came from the Paulstown area then hopefully the information below will assist you with your genealogical research.
School Pupil Registers
I have access to transcriptions of the following primary school (equivalent of elementary school) pupil registers:
Paulstown Boys School 1860-1930
Paulstown Girls School 1860-1930
Baurnafea School (Boys and Girls) 1863-1930
For a small fee, I will search these registers for a name, all examples of a surname or by year. Please click here for more details.
Poor Law Union: Kilkenny
The village of Paulstown is located on the border of these civil parishes: Kilmacahill, Shankill
Neighbouring Civil Parishes: Wells, Grangesilvia
The village of Paulstown is located on the borders of these townlands: Paulstown, Kellymount, Shankill
Some Neighbouring Townlands: Jordanstown, Duninga, Ballytarsna, Kilmachaill, Coorleagh, Coolcuttia, Ballyvalden, Ballinvalley, Garryduff, Butlersgrove
Roman Catholic Diocese: Kildare and Leighlin
Roman Catholic Parish: Paulstown (encompassing Paulstown and Goresbridge)
Church of Ireland Diocese: Leighlin (which is a part of Cashel and Ossory)
Roman Catholic records are available for the following years:
Paulstown and Goresbridge Baptisms: 9 July 1824 – 19 April 1846 / 3 June 1855 – 4 March 1860 / 2 January 1870 – 12 December 1880
Paulstown and Goresbridge Marriages: 21 January 1824 – 28 November 1840 / 21 January 1841 – 11 February 1861 / 28 February 1870 – 27 November 1880
Goresbridge Baptisms: 20 May 1852 – 30 May 1869
Paulstown Baptisms: 11 March 1860 – 1 May 1870
Paulstown Marriages: Jan. 22 1861 – Nov. 25 1869
For earlier years it is worth searching the parish registers of neighbouring Roman Catholic parishes such as Leighlinbridge (in county Carlow) and Gowran (Co. Kilkenny) as they begin before 1824.
You can access these registers at:
The National Library in Dublin (microfim)
Roots Ireland website (Kilkenny section – transcriptions only, you must purchase credits to search the indexes and view the records)
Paulstown Graveyard/Cemeteries and Churches
This link will bring you to an article on this blog which talks about the churches and graveyards in the Paulstown area.
The genealogy website From-Ireland.net, run by Dr. Jane Lyons, has a database of transcribed information from cemeteries in Kilkenny and Laois. Click here and type ‘Paulstown’ in the ‘Search Grave Records’ search box.
Petty Sessions Court Records
Througout 2012 the Irish genealogy website findmypast.ie has been digitizing and uploads records from the Irish Petty Sessions Courts. You can read about this here and here. In county Kilkenny there were two courts held very near Paulstown, one in Goresbridge and one in Gowran. The records from these courts are among those that have been put on the website.
Currently (June 2012) they have the following years:
Gowran 1865-67 and 1893-1910
Other Petty Session court records from Kilkenny and Carlow are also on the website such as Castlecomer, Carlow Town and two from Kilkenny City. You can view these records, via subscription, here.
Tithe Applotment Books
You can view the original images by clicking on the name of each Church of Ireland parish (they have the same boundaries as civil parishes). This will bring you to a list of townlands in that parish. Click the relevant townland to see the images.
Alternatively, you search the index for different names by clicking here.