Killurin - 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 Salmon and Trout Fishing.

THIS little village lies on the line of the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway, where it has a pretty station. It is seven miles from Wexford, twenty-two from Gorey, eight from Enniscorthy, and fourteen from New Ross. The principal land owners in the vicinity are Mr. William Davis, of Enniscorthy, and Mr. Richard Bolger, Dublin. The village is well sheltered with hills and plantations, and the houses are mostly slated and very neat and pretty. It is a quarter of a mile to the Railway Station, and to the Slaney. A large proportion of the inhabitants are fishermen, and cots are owned in Killurin and the small neighbouring places.


Rev. John Parker, P.P. Glyn.


Rev. Robert Burnett, Rector.


William Powell

M. Powell, Assistant


John Keating


John Piggott, Glyn


Marks Murphy


Thomas White


John Kelly


James Boylen


Connors, Martin

White, Thomas


James Codd


Browne, Martin

Howlin, Moses

Jordan, Mogue


Casey, John

Mulligan, John


Carley, Walter

Redmond, Nicholas, licensed to sell Spirits


John Bryan


Hardy, John

Harpur, Thomas


Carley, William

Maybank, Robt.


Brien, Moses

Kelly, James


John Bryan


Doyle, Nicholas

Grey, James

Stacey, William


(Postal District.)

Cliffe, John A., Bellevue

Clooney, Thos., Lambstown, great

Copelin, Thomas, Polehore

Doyle, Luke, Mountainmuck

Doyle, William, Mountainmuck

Hope, Thomas Smith, Bolabawn

Kehoe, James, Bregorteen

Laffan James, Kereight

Murphy, John, Coolfilawn

Parle, John, Kereight

Roche, John, Bregorteen

Sweetman, M. K., Lambstown, gt.

Whitty, Nicholas, Kereight

Brennan, Edward, Davidstown

Byrne, James, Boolabawn

Carley, John, sen., Cornwall

Clancy, Thomas, Ballyeaton

Cullen, Bart., Polehore

Cullen, John, Tinnekilla

Cullimore, John, Bulgan

Doyle, Robert, Redinagh

Duff, James, Bulgan

Franklin, Michael, Davidstown

Foley, Mathew, Corlican

Hanrahan, Walter, Cullentra

Harpur, Thomas, Carrigmannon

Hayden, James, Corlican

Hynes, Thomas, Boleybawn

Kavanagh, Richard, Corlican

Keating, John, Davidstown

Kehoe, James, Bolgerstown

Kehoe, Michael, Ballyvalogue

Kehoe, Thomas, Polehore

Kehoe, William, Ballybawn

Lacey, Edward, Bulgan

Lacy, Moses, Redinagh

Lacy, Thomas, Bulgan

Leacy, Pierce, Tinnakilly

Maddock, Christopher, Ballybawn

Maddock, Richard, Ballyvalogue

Maddock, Thomas, Corlican

Morrisy, Patrick, Corlican

Murphy, Daniel, Rowestown

Murphy, Simon, Ballyboggan

Parle, Michael, Tinnakilla

Parle, Patrick, Tinnakilla

Randall, John, Timber Agent

Roche, John, Ballygoman

Ryan, John, Davidstown

Ryan, Patrick, Ballygoman

Scallan, John, Corlican

Sinnott, John, Davidstown.

Sinnott, John, Keelogues

Sinnott, Laurence, Corlican

Sinnott, Patrick, Corlican

Wadding, Joseph, Bulgan

Walsh, James, Corlican

Walsh, John, Ballybawn

Waters, Edward, Cornwall

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