Thurles (civil parish)

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Location of Thurles in the civil parishes of North Tipperary ThurlesCivilParish.jpg
Location of Thurles in the civil parishes of North Tipperary
Map of the townlands in the parish ImprovedTownlandsWithLegendInThurlesCivilParish.jpg
Map of the townlands in the parish

Thurles is a civil parish in the barony of Eliogarty in County Tipperary.

Civil parishes in Ireland administrative division of Ireland

Civil parishes are units of territory in the island of Ireland that have their origins in old Gaelic territorial divisions. They were adopted by the Anglo-Norman Lordship of Ireland and then by the Elizabethan Kingdom of Ireland, and were formalised as land divisions at the time of the Plantations of Ireland. They no longer correspond to the boundaries of Roman Catholic or Church of Ireland parishes, which are generally larger. Their use as administrative units was gradually replaced by Poor Law Divisions in the 19th century, although they were not formally abolished. Today they are still sometimes used for legal purposes.

Eliogarty is a barony in County Tipperary, Ireland. This geographical unit of land is one of 12 baronies in County Tipperary. Its chief town is Thurles. The barony lies between Ikerrin to the north, Kilnamanagh Upper to the west, Middle Third to the south and County Kilkenny to the east. It is currently administered by Tipperary County Council.

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Church of Ireland parish

Like all civil parishes in Ireland, this civil parish is derived from, and co-extensive with, a pre-existing parish of the Church of Ireland.

Church of Ireland Anglican church in Ireland

The Church of Ireland is a Christian church in Ireland and an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion. It is organised on an all-Ireland basis and is the second-largest Christian church on the island after the Roman Catholic Church. Like other Anglican churches, it has retained elements of pre-Reformation practice, notably its episcopal polity, while rejecting the primacy of the Bishop of Rome. In theological and liturgical matters, it incorporates many principles of the Reformation, particularly those espoused during the English Reformation. The church self-identifies as being both Catholic and Reformed. Within the church, differences exist between those members who are more Catholic-leaning and those who are more Protestant-leaning. For historical and cultural reasons, the Church of Ireland is generally identified as a Protestant church.

Townlands

The parish is divided into 46 townlands, [1] one of which, Thurles Townparks, contains the historical core of the town of Thurles. These townlands are as follows:

Thurles Townparks

Thurles Townparks is a townland of a little more than 365 acres in Thurles civil parish in County Tipperary.

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References

  1. Thurles Civil Parish. However, the map on this web page is a little inaccurate, because it shows the wrong townland of Turtulla as belonging to the parish - there are actually two neighbouring townlands of this name, one in Thurles civil parish and one which belongs to Fertiana civil parish.