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Kyle and Knock

Parish Office,
St. Cronan's Parish Centre, Abbey Street,
Roscrea, Co.Tipperary
T: +353 505 31835
Kyle and Knock

Kyle, Ballaghmore, Knock

Kyle and Knock is unique among Killaloe parishes in being situated in three counties (Tipperary, Offaly, Laois) and two provinces (Munster and Leinster). In this parish lies the old monastery of Clonfert Mulloe, which is the only location other than Killaloe parish that has associations with the diocesan patron, St. Molua. It is likely that the twelfth century reformers made a point of stretching the diocese eastwards to include this important Mulloe to the grounds of Ballaghmore Church.

It is also unusual in owing its existence to the greatest parochial rearrangement of the nineteeth century diocese. Prior to 1846, the old parish of Kyle was administered with Roscrea, and Knock was part of Corbally and Bournea. Just two townlands remained and Bournea, the greater portion going to Roscrea and the remainder added to Knock, which was formed into a separate parochial with Kyle. The first parish priest of Kyle and Knock was a Fr. 0'Connor, who lived in the townland of Kilcreamon in Offaly. The Parish is now served by the priests of Roscrea since 2002.

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