Kilmuckridge - 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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KILMUCKRIDGE is in the Barony of Ballaghkeen, about ten miles from Enniscorthy, and a like distance from Gorey. The lands of the district are used equally for pasture and tillage. The village lies in a hollow, by a small river, surrounded by plantations. The ruins of Morris Castle and Castle Annesley are near. There is a fowl market held on Mondays.

Rev. J. O’Brien, P.P., Littermore

Rev. James Rickards, C.C.

Rev. T. Lindsay, Rector (I.C.)

Margaret Doran, Postmistress

J. Hunt, Sergeant R.I.C.

P. and Mrs. Redmond, teachers National School


Bakers—T. Colburn, G. Murphy, J. Ransome

Flour and Provisions—B. Colburn, T. Colburn, M. Doran, G. Murphy, J. Ransome

Grocers who do not sell Spirits—J. Colburn, J. Ransome

Grocers who sell Spirits—B. Colburn, M. Doran, G Murphy

Hardware—M. Fitzsimons, P. Kane


Bailey, John, Castlannesley

Bolton, Wm, jun., Upton

Brien, Moses, Upton

Byrne, Daniel, Monroe

Coghlan, Michael, Munroe

Creane, Philip, Coolroe

Crowe, Philip, Barraglan

Cullen, Martin, Kilnasmuttain

Dixey, James, Ballygarran

Donohoe, Thomas, Tinnacree

Earl, John, Ballylurkin

Garvey, Denis, Littermore

Gilbert, Thomas, Crandaniel little

Handley, John, Ballyhubbock

Hughes, Patrick, Ballinlow

Johnston, John, Kilnasmuttan

Keogh, Andrew, Tinnacree

King, Thomas, Bornacortia

Kinsella, Martin, Ballyduboy

M‘Gill, James, Ballyadam

Middleton, John, Ballynure

Murphy, Stephen, Ballyvadden

Redmond, Peter, Boira south

Roche, Henry, Tinteskin

Ross, Wm., Watchfield

Sinnott, David, Ballylurkin

Somers, James, Ballyteigue

Sunderland, Daniel, Morriscastle

Walsh, Peter, Kilmuckridge

Walsh, Mrs., Ballyvadden

White, Edward, Castleannesley

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