Liskenfere or Clough - 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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THIS village is known locally as Clogh. It has a population of 65, and is on the road between Ferns and Gorey, three miles from the latter, and four from the railway station of Camolin. Its houses are principally slated, and the lands suitable for either tillage or pasture. Many handsome residences and plantations are in the vicinity. The river Bann is a short distance from the village, and has good salmon and trout fishing.

Rev. R. H. Brandon, Rector (I.C.)

Edward Smith, Postmaster

John & Emily C. Kingston, tchrs. Protestant School

Grocers, Flour, and Provision Dealers—Edward Smith, Th. Tyrrell

Miller—Anthony Ruskell


Black, Jas., Frankfort

Bryan, John, Ballincur

Byrne, James, Woodpark

Carton, Timothy, Woodpark

Doyle, Denis, Barnadown

Fitzsimons, Wm., Ballyhast

Gainfort, Thos., Tubberaneeran up

Gordon, D. W., Barnadown

Hill, Edward, Churchtown

Hill, Henry, Tubberaneeran lr

Hill, Robert, Tubberaneeran lr

Hill, Sarah, Ballincur

Jones, John, Huntingtown

Lawless, Anthony, Moneylawn lr

Love, Simon, Ballygullen

Murphy, Daniel, Ballynamonabeg

Redmond, Michl.. Moneylawn up

Rapple, Henry, Ballinahillen

Rynhart, Ellen, Ballygullen

Seal, Edwin C., Moneylawn up

Sinnott, Michael, Clough

Tyrrell, Thomas, Clough

Warren, Geo., Ballymenaane

Watkins, Jas., Clough

Williams, Wm., Churchtown

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