Ballynaboola - 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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WITHIN four miles of New Ross, in the Barony of Bantry, is situated the village of Ballynaboola. Its houses, few in number, are in good repair. At a short distance further along, on the way to New Ross, is Cushenstown, whose handsome Catholic Church and Presbytery are referred to in the chapter on the walks and drives of New Ross. The lands of the vicinity of Ballynaboola are good for pasture and tillage.



Rev. J. Furlong, P.P.

Rev. P. N. Rocheford, C.C.

Rev. W. Prendergast, C.C.


Bridget Neville


Sergeant Gantly



P. Cahill, master

Mrs. Nolan, mistress


Thomas Neville


(Postal District.)

Bennett, Samuel, Cushenstown

Browne, John

Butler, Edward, Carrigadaggin

Byrne, John, Cushenstown

Byrne, Patrick, Cushenstown

Byrne, Maurice, Cushenstown

Carty, John, Tinnecarrig

Carty, John, Cushenstown

Doyle, Ed., Ballinagrallagh

Doyle, Francis, Ballynagrallagh

Doyle, Michael, Moorfields

Doyle, P., Courthoyle old

Doyle, Patrick, Cushenstown

Furlong, James, Millquarter

Furlong, L., Brownstown

Harrington, Patrick, Moorfield

Hartrick, Henry, Moorfield

Howlett, Michael, Tinnecarrig

Jordan, Laurence

Kane, P., Courthoyle new

Kehoe, J., Carrigadaggin

Kent, Robert, Cushenstown

Kent, Thomas, Cushenstown

Lacy, Jno., Cushenstown

Lacey, Patrick

Lacey, William, Cushenstown

M‘Grath, James, Kilscanlan

M‘Grath, J., jun., Kilscanlan

Maher, Patrick, Heathpark

Monahan, John, Cushenstown

Moore, J., Courthoyle old

Morrissy, J., Ballinagrallagh

Murphy, David, Cushenstown

Murphy, James, Tinnecarrig

Murphy, James, Tinnacarrig

Murphy, Laurence, Carnagh

Neville, Jere., Tinnecarrig

Neville, Richard

Nunn, Edward, Kilscanlan

Poole, John, Millquarter

Roche, Mrs., Donanore

Rourke, Margt., Brownstown

Stafford, John, Tinnecarrig

Stafford, M., Rathnagecral

Stafford, Thomas, Tinnecarrig

Tierney, James

Whitney, Ben. F., Heathpark

Whitney, B. W., Millquarter

Whitty, Patrick, Donanore

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