The following list contains marriages that mention places in county Kilkenny.

These records were extracted from  news reports of Irish Marriages published in the Limerick Chronicle, 1863:

7 May: John William Fry & Haidee Harriet Frances Gordon Power

At Kilfane, the residence of the bride’s uncle Sir John Power, Bart., John Wm. Fry Esq., Captain 86th Regt. Son of Major Fry 63ed Regt., to Haidee Harriet Frances Gordon, daughter of Colonel Henry Power, Bart, of Kilfane.


12 May: Isaac Bradley & Maria Emily Bradley

At Tullamore Church Isaac son of Jonathan Bradley, Esq., of Caslecomer, County Kilkenny to Maria Emily, daughter of John A Bradley, Esq., of Tullamore King’s County.

18 June: Matthew Good & Ellen Holloway

At St. Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Matthew Good, Esq., of Sandymount, Dublin, Surveyor to the Board of Trade, to Ellen, daughter of John Holloway, Esq., C.E., Prospect House, Kilkenny

30 June: James Budd & Kate Bowers

At Whitechurch, county Kilkenny, James Budd, Esq., of Sweetbrier, Tramore to Kate, daughter of Thomas Bowers Esq., of Ooning county Kilkenny.

12 September: Thomas Wall & Margaret Mary Coyne

At the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Kilkenny, Thomas Wall, Esq., to Margaret Mary, daughter of the late F. Coyne, Esq.

15 October: Frederick Alphonsus Sims & Bridget Mary Brennan

At the Church of St. Andrew, Westland Row, Dublin, Frederick Alphonsus Sims Esq., of Kensingtion London to Bridget Mary daughter of the late James Brennan Esq., of Kilkenny.

17 October: Ricahrd Langrishe & Fanny Chaine

At St Anne’s Church, Belfast, Richard, son of Sir Ricard Langrishe, Bart., Knocktopher Abbey, county Kilkenny to Fanny daughter of Stafford Chaine Esq., of Spring Farm county Antrim.

8 November: Henry St. John Phillips & Jane Lawless

In Kilkenny, Henry St. John Phillips Esq., of Templemore, to Jane, daughter of Wm. Lawless, Esq., of Dublin

24 November: Arthur McMurrogh Murphy & Susan Elizabeth Bradley

In the Parish Church of Kells, county Kilkenny, Arthur McMurrogh, son of Arthur Murphy, Esq., late of Oulartleigh, county Wexford, to Susan Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Bradley, Esq., M.D. Kells Grange, county Kilkenny

3 December: Joseph K Curtis & Ellen Menton

At the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Kilkenny, Joseph K. Curtis, of Newrath, in the county of Waterford, Esq., to Miss Ellen Menton of Kilkenny

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The Village Wedding by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes 1883

The Village Wedding by Sir Samuel Luke Fildes 1883

Civil marriage registration did not come into law for all weddings in Ireland until 1864. Some marriages required registration as early as 1845 but those of the Roman Catholic faith did not have to comply with this ruling.