Ballingarry is a Parish in the Barony of Slieveardagh, in the East of the County Tipperary. The Barony, Slieveardagh, "High fields among the hills," takes its name from the natural features of the district. Its appropriateness is indicated by the numerous place-names referring to hills, glens, slopes and heights.
The Deanery of Ballingarry embraced the parishes:- Ballingarry, Derenaflan, Boulick, Killenaule, Lisnamrock, Ballinure, Graystown, Ballygraffney, Lickfin, Kilbrannel, Crohane, Fennor, Kilnerath, Daffyn, Moyrathin or Mellison. They number sixteen, but some of them may have been only half Parishes in districts provided with Chapels of Ease.
The deanery of Ballingarry is part of the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly