Foulkesmill - 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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(Good Trout Fishing).

THE rural village of Foulkesmill is in the barony of Shelmalier West, eleven miles, English, from New Ross, fourteen miles from Wexford, and eight miles from the Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway at Chapel. The lands surrounding it are good for pasture and tillage. It is sheltered by hills, and has the County Wexford Hunt Club House. The Rospile stream affords good sport for anglers. Within a short distance of Foulkesmill are the handsome private residences of Mr. F. A. Leigh, Rosegarland; Mr. J. W. Deane, Longraigue; and Col. Maxwell Strong, Raheenduff.

Rev. William Moran, P.P.

Rev. Nicholas Lambert, C.C.

Rev. H. G. Palmer, Rector

John Dudley, Post Master

Michael Kielly, sergeant R.I.C.

John Franklin, master Nat. School

B. Cheevers, mistress


John Dudley


James Purcell


John Corish


Patrick Shea


(Postal District.)

Aspel, John, Tinerath

Banville, Patrick, Assegart

Banville, Thomas, Assegart

Banville, Thomas, Horetown, n

Barron, Francis, Tinerath

Barron, Thomas, Coolboy

Brady, Edward, Newcastle

Carroll, Michael, Ballinamona

Carty, John, Newcastle

Carroll, Michael, Newcastle

Colfer, James, Tinnerath

Crane, Laurence, Slevoy

Crane, Philip, Slevoy

Crosbie, John, Clongeen

Crosbie, John, Slevoy

Culleton, Martin, Cullenstown

Dalton, John, Ballyclemock

Doran, Francis, Newcastle

Doran, John, Newcastle

Doyle, Laurence, Kilbraney

Edward, Bartholomew, Slevoy

Evoy, Darby, Kilbraney

Evoy, Laurence, Kayle

Fardy, Anthony, Tinnerath

Fardy, Nicholas, Haresmead

Farrell, James, Clongeen

Foley, Henry, Clongeen

Freney, Brien, Longraigue

Furlong, J., Assegart

Furlong, Nicholas, Newcastle

Furlong, William, Assegart

Gill, T., Ballyclemock

Goff, W. G. D., Horetown house

Hickey, Michael, Garryrichard

Hore, Patrick, Garryrichard

Kehoe, Edward, Slevoy

Leigh, F. A. (J.P.), Rosegarland

Loughlin. J., Horetown, north

M‘Coy, Thomas, Slevoy

M‘Donald, J., Loughnageer

M‘Grath, Thomas, Coolboy

M‘Laughlin, John, Raheen

Mullin, P., Garryrichard

Murphy, L., Ballylannon

Murphy, Luke, Ballyclemock

Murphy, Martin, Ballylannon

Murphy, Richard, Horetown n

Neill, Denis, Clongeen

Neville, L., Newcastle

O’Farrell, E. R., Faree

Pigott, E. C. P., Rosspile

Power, John, Clongeen

Purcell, James, Horetown, s

Redmond, T., Clongeen

Stafford, Patrick, Assegart

Stafford, Patrick, Rochestown

Walsh, Adam, Raheen

Warren, John, Kilbrainey

Warren, Peter, Loughnageer

Whelan, Peter, Loughnageer

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