COOLCASHIN, a parish, in the barony of GALMOY, county of KILKENNY, and province of LEINSTER, 3? miles (N. W.) from Freshford ; containing 564 inhabitants. This parish comprises 2792 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at #2793 per annum. It is in the diocese of Ossory, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Freshford, and the corps of the prebend of Aghoure in the cathedral church of St. Canice, Kilkenny ; the rectory is appropriate to the dean and chapter. The tithes amount to #164. 10., of which #109. 13. 4. is payable to the appropriators, and #54. 16. 8. to the vicar, In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Lisdowney ; the chapel is at Whitegate.