Killenagh - 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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ON the Owen-a-varra river, six miles English south-east from Gorey, in the Barony of Ballaghkeen, is the village of Killenagh. It is fairly sheltered, and is surrounded by lands that are good for pasture and tillage. Gorey is the nearest railway station.

Anthony Tyndall, Postmaster

Grocers, Flour and Provision Dealers—T. O’Brien, A. Tyndall

Miller—M. Gibson


Bolton, Rev. William, Mangan lr.

Boyce, George, Raheenmore

Byrne, Edward, Ballyart

Dempsey, Thomas, Raheenmore

Doran, Thomas, Raheenmore

Earl, John, Raheenmore

Esmonde, John, Raheenpark

Fortune, David, Ballyoughna

Fortune, Thomas, Ballyoughna

Hughes, Peter, sen., Mangan up.

Jones, William H., Tomduff

Kirwan, John, Ballyart

Lalor, James, Ballyoughna

M‘Grath, John, Cookstown

Middleton, John, Skinew

Murphy, Laurence, Annagh

Porter, W. B.

Redmond, Wm., Ballinadrummin

Tyndall, Anthony, Killenagh

Waddock, William, Ballyart

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