Monamolin - 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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MONAMOLIN is a village to the south of Gorey, eight miles English. It is in the Barony of Ballaghkeen, and its nearest railway station is Ferns, seven miles English. A fowl market is held weekly, on Friday, and four fairs in the year. The situation is favourable, on rising ground, and the district is good for pasture and tillage. Population about 100.

Rev. J. F. Furlong, C.C.

Rev. P. K. Moinagh, Rector (I.C.)

Rev. F. Brownrigg, Officiating Clergyman

Rev. H. J. Giles, Wesleyan Minister.

George Goff, Postmaster

H. Borthistle, Dispensary Doctor

John Millar, R.O.

Miss Clancy, mistress Nat. School

Geo. and Margaret Goff, teachers Protestant School


Drapers—T. Mulligan, M. Murphy

Grocers, Flour Dealers, &c.—*B. Hughes, Thomas Mulligan, P. Lacy, *Laurence Somers

*Spirit Dealers.

Miller—Thomas Hughes


Bolton, Wm., Ballinastraw lr.

Boyce, Richard, Ballinastraw up.

Boyce, Wm., Mounthoward up.

Buttle, Thomas, Clone west

Byrne, Charles, Ballinvalley

Coleman, Peter, Legnalough

Crowe, Valentine, Cullentra

Doran, John, Ballinastraw lr.

Doran, Edward, Clone east

Doyle, John, Monagreany lower

Doyle, Thomas, Ballinvalley

Earl, Edward, Cullentra

Earl, Edward, Greenhall

Earl, Jonathan, Boira north

Eyres, John, Ballinvalley

Ferris, John A., Craan

Fowler, Peter, Monagreany lr.

French, James, Ballyshawn

Gahan, James, Mullawnreigh

Haughton, John F., M.D., Craan

Hughes, Andrew, Ballyedmond

Hughes, Thomas, Garrydaniel

Kenny, Denis, Ballyduffbeg

Jones, Robert, Tomgarrow

Lacy, John, Legnalough

Molloy, Michael, Monagreany lr.

Mordaunt, Michael, Clone west

Murphy, Moses, Mounthoward lr.

Redmond, John, Boira north

Redmond, Philip, Mullawnreagh

Sinnott, Robert, Tomgarrow

Stacy, William, Ballyduffbeg

Tackaberry, John, Clasheen

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