Clonevan - 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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A SMALL village, on high, well-sheltered ground, with a view of the sea. It is about eleven miles, English, to the south-east of Gorey, which is its nearest railway station. The lands of the district are chiefly used for pasture.

Rev. J. L. Furlong, P.P., Ballygarrett

Rev. P. Murphy, C.C., Clonevan

Rev. J. W. Chambers, D.D., Rector of Glascarrig

John Smith, Postmaster

S. D. M‘Donogh, sergt., R.I.C.

M. O’Reilly, master, National Sch.

Miss M‘Grath, mistress do

Miss Rhoda Courtney, mistress, Protestant School


Drapers—A. Lawless, Mrs. Murphy.

Flour—A. Lawless, M. Murphy, J. Smith

Groceries and Spirits—M. Murphy

Provisions—Ann Lawless, M. Murphy, J. Smith


Bolger, James, Stable

Borthistle, H., M.D., Merrion ldge

Burkett, T. H., Seaview

Carton, Michael, Glascarrig north

Connor, E., Newtown

Connors, E., Clongany

Cullen, Enoch, Torduff

Doyle, P., Knockadawk

Earl, Robert, Peppard’s Castle

George, R. D’Olier, Cahore

Hallam, F. H., Raheenlusk

James, John, Knockadawk

Kavanagh, Arthur, Templederry

Keane, Joseph, Knockadawk

Kearns, T., Ballinastud

Lyndon, William, Glascarrig north

Moonan, Hugh, Clonevan

O’Connor, L., Oldtown

Rath, M., Barnaree

Redmond, J., Ballinavunnia

Redmond, P., Gerry

Redmond, S., Peppard’s Castle

Reilly, C., Bruce

Reilly, E., Bruce

Ryan, W. A., Cahore

Smith, John, Gerry

Smyth, Myles, Glascarrig s

Somers, N., Ballywater lower

Tomkins, James Boyce, Seaview

Webster, John H., Knockadawk

White, Henry, Peppard’s Castle

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