Ballycullane - 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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THIS is a village, the population of which is less than 100. Kinnagh, a short distance from it, for many years had the Post Office. It was removed to Ballycullane, the latter being a more central point of distribution. Ballycullane is in the Barony of Shelburne, 9 miles from New Ross and 16 from Wexford. The nearest railway station is Ballywilliam, 9 miles. The lands of the vicinity are fair for pasture and tillage, and the interesting places, Tintern Abbey, 2¼ miles, and the Seven Castles of Clonmines, 2 miles.

Rev. Andrew O’Farrell, P.P.

Rev. J. Roice, C.C., St. Leonard’s

Rev. Richard Kavanagh, C.C.

Robert Cardiff, Post Master

Johnson G. Hunt, Dispensary Doctor

James Berney, Relieving Officer

Tintern—John Feeny, sergt R.I.C.

David Fitzgibbon, Master Nat. Schl

Mary Cardiff, Mistress


P. Power, Thomas Ronan


Mrs. Stafford


Patrick Power


John Lacey, Yo n ltwoe [Yoletown?]


(Postal District.)

Ahearn, John

Ahearne, James, Ballygarvan

Barron, Moses, Dunmain

Bassett, Walter, Coolroe

Brennan, William, Ballygarvan

Bryan Mathew, Clonmines

Byrne, J. E., Burkstown

Byrne, Patrick, Boley

Clarke, R., Ballygowney

Codd, Richard, Clonmines

Conway, Michael, Cloonagh

Conway, Michael, Curraghmore

Cooley, James, Cloonagh

Cooley, W., Burkstown

Cosgrave, C., Taylorstown

Cowman, John, Yoletown

Cowman, Patrick, Yoletown

Deegan, James, Garryduff

Delaney, J., Taylorstown

Doran, Francis, Coolroe

Downes, Michael, Kinnagh

Doyle, James, Garryduff

Doyle, William, Dunmain

Dunn, Michael, Nash

Egan, David, Boley

Fitzgerald, P., St. Leonards

Fitzharris, John, Boley

Fitzharris, Laurence, Boley

Furlong, William, Coolroe

Cavan, John, Kinnagh

Hanlon, James, Clonmines

Hennessy, James H., Garryduff

Howlett, James, Garryduff

Kehoe, Mathew, Cloonagh

Kinsella, James, Boley

Lacey, Marks, Boley

Lacey, Peter, Boley

Larkin, Thomas, Dunmain

Long, Mathew, Dunmain

M‘Donald, T., Curraghmore

M‘Grath, John, Burkstown

Murphy, Laurence, Kinnagh

Murphy, L., jun., Kinnagh

Murphy, Patrick, Kinnagh

Neill, Laurence, Garryduff

Neville, W., Bealestown

Power, Jeffary, Ballinruan

Power, John, Ballytarsna

Redmond, James, Cloonagh

Redmond, Martin, Yoletown

Redmond, Thomas, Yoletown

Reville, Nicholas, Ballycullen

Roice, Richard, Ballygarvin

Rossiter, Peter, Ballytarsna

Ryan, James, Yoletown

Scott, Patrick, Cloonagh

Shannon, Laurence, Ballygarvan

Shannon, James, Ballygarvin

Sinnott, Gregory, Dunmain

Sinnott, Laurence, Kinnagh

Sinnott, Richard, Dunmain

Stafford, Richard, Clonmines

Stafford, Thomas, Clonmines

Summers, Edward, Coolroe

Tierney, Laurence, Rathumney

Walsh, Christopher, Garryduff

Walsh, John, Clonmines

Walsh, John, Taulaught

Walsh, Patrick, Milltown

Wickham, Thomas, Milltown

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