Irish Towns' Trade

From An Illustrated History of Ireland by Margaret Anne Cusack

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The commercial status of the principal Irish towns at this period (A.D. 1669), is thus given by Mr. Bonnell, the head collector of Irish customs in Dublin: "Comparing together the proceeds of the duties for the six years ending December, 1669, received from the several ports of Ireland, they may be thus ranked according to their worth respectively, expressed in whole numbers, without fractions, for more clearness of apprehension:—

RatePortsProportion
per cent.
RatePortsProportion
per cent.
1Dublin405Drogheda3
2Cork10Londonderry3
3Waterford7Carrickfergus3
Galway76Ross1
4Limerick5Wexford1
Kinsale5Dundalk1
Youghal5Baltimore1
Sligo1

Killybeg, Dungarvan, Donaghadee, Strangford, Coleraine, and Dingle, are mentioned as "under rate."

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