Ballycarney - Wexford Guide and Directory, 1885

About “Wexford County Guide and Directory,” 1885

George Henry Bassett produced 7 Irish county directories in the 1880s: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Kilkenny, Louth, Tipperary and Wexford. Each provides useful history of the respective counties as well as lists of office holders, farmers, traders, and other residents of the individual cities, towns and villages.

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The directories are naturally an invaluable resource for those tracing family history. However, there are a few points to bear in mind.

  1. This online version of Bassett’s Wexford County Guide and Directory is designed primarily as a genealogical research tool and therefore the numerous advertisements in the original book, many full page, and quite a few illustrated, have been excluded.
  2. The text has been proofed with due care, but with large bodies of text typographical errors are inevitably bound to occur.
  3. Be aware that there were often inconsistencies in spelling surnames in the 19th century and also that many forenames are abbreviated in Bassett’s directories.

With respect to the last point, surnames which today begin with the “Mc” prefix, for example, were often formerly spelt as “M‘,”. For a list of some of the more common forename abbreviations used in the directory, see Forename Abbreviations.

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IS a picturesque little village on the Slaney, midway between Enniscorthy and Newtownbarry. It has the ruin of Ballycarney Castle, a pretty bridge, and protestant church. Plantations are numerous, and good shelter is provided by the surrounding hills. Within a mile or two of it are several handsome private residences, including those of Mr. William Rudd, Munfin; and Mr. W. H. West, J.P., Farmly.

Rev. P. S. Weldon, Rector (I. C.)

Margaret Doyle, Postmistress

P. Ward, sergeant R. I. C.


Kyran Doherty, secretary


Marked thus * are Spirit Dealers.

*Catherine Lambert, *Simon Lambert, P. Foley, M. Doyle, M. Connor, R. Stedman


Bolger, Timothy, Munfin

Breen, Mary, Tombrack

Byrne, Andrew, Tomanoul

Coe, William, Tomadilly

Doyle, Martin, Munfin upper

Doyle, Moses. Ballycarney

Farrell, L., Tombrack

Kehoe, S., Tincurry

Kent, Wm., Corah

Lewis, Thomas, Tombrackwood

Malone, Moses, Tombrick

Milne, George, Ballymorgan

Murphy, Pierce, Tomanoul

Neill, Joseph, Tombrick

Nolan, Dan, Ballyboy

Nolan, T., Tombrackwood

Rudd, Wm., Munfin

Seabrook, Joseph, Corah

Seal, Edwin C., Tincurry

Sommers, M., Tomgarrow

Sparks, Alice, Tincurry

Swayne, John, Scarawalsh

West, W. H., Farmly

Walsh, John, Tombrack

Whitty, James, Tombrick

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