Bree - 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 village is situated on the hill of the same name, in a beautiful country, good for tillage. It is 4½ miles from Enniscorthy. Macmine, the nearest railway station, being 3 miles. A fowl market is held on Tuesdays. The Boro river flows in the vicinity. See Wilton Castle, Enniscorthy descriptive.

Rev. John Scallan, P.P., Bree

Rev. P. Sheil, C.C., Galbally

Rev. Edward Ferrar, Rector (I.C.), Clonmore and Templescobin


Mark Doyle


Wm. Doyle, Clough


Abraham, P., Raheenahoon

Alcock, Harry (Col.), Wilton Castle

Aspel, Mrs., Galbally

Brawders, M., jun., Curraghnabola

Brawders, Thomas, Clonmore

Breen, James, Wilton

Breen, L., Clonmore

Broomfield, George, Sparrowsland

Bryan, Loftus A., Bormount

Carton, Richard, Ballybrennan

Coates, D., Kilgibbon

Codd, Mark, Garr

Cogley, Patrick, Donanore

Connors, James, Ballinvarry

Connors, Michael, Bree

Cowman, P., Garrenstackle

Crean, Walter, Ballyeland

Cullen, James, Ballybrennan

Davis, R. J., Clonmore

Doran, Owen, Loughgarrold

Doyle, Mathew, Ballybuckley

Doyle, Owen, Galbally

Fenlon, T., Tomfarney lower

Flood, M., Garrenstackle

Foley, John, Ballyhogue

Freeman, John, Ballybrennan

Kelly, John, Macmine

Kenny, Mrs.

Keogh, David, Macmine

Leacy, John, Macmine

Lett, H. A., Kilgibbon

Maddock, Bart., Carrig

Morrissey, John, Ballybrittas

Murphy, John, Carrig

Parle, J., Garranstackle

Perry, Geo., Carrigenane

Richards, Mrs., Macmine Castle

Robinson, John, Macmine

Robinson, Mrs., Clonmore

Sinnott, James, Ballyhogue

Stafford, Mary, Galbally

Stafford, Thomas, Galbally

Tyrrell, Peter, Cooltigue

Whelan, M., Sparrowsland

White, John, Galbally

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