Palace - 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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SO-CALLED because it was the site of one of the Palaces of McMurrough, King of Leinster. Nothing now remains of the foundations. It was supposed to have existed on the property of Major Harman. There is no village at the Palace of the post-office. It is two miles from the Dublin and Wicklow Railway Station at Palace East, six miles from New Ross, and eighteen from Wexford. Major Harman’s private residence is the handsomest in the vicinity.


James Moore


James Redmond


(Postal District.)

Aspel, R., Ballagh

Barron, A., Robinstown gt.

Connors, James, Templenacrow

Denn, Patrick, Lacken

Devereux, Nich., Knockroe

Doyle, E., Palace west

Doyle, F., Raheenakennedy

Doyle, J., Robinstown gt.

Doyle, Philip, Templenacrow

Dunne, J., Robinstown gt.

Elmes, Thomas S., Robinstown gt.

Fitzharris, N., Knockroe

Galavan, M., Palace w

Harman, Maj. Thomas (J.P.)

Howlett, P., Robinstown l

Irwin, T., Raheenakennedy

Kavanagh, Patrick, Donard

Kehoe, C., Templenacrow

Kehoe, James, Lacken

Keefe, J., Robinstown l

Kelly, John

Kelly, Miles

Kelly, Philip, Palace w

Kelly, Philip, jun., Palace w

Kennedy, J., Robinstown gt

Larkin, J., Robinstown gt

M‘Cabe, John, Ballagh

M‘Donald, M., Templenacrow

M‘Grath, Philip

M‘Grath, Thomas

Molloy, J., Templenacrow

Morris, W., Robinstown gt

Murphy, John, Knockroe

Murray, N., Templenacrow

Murray, P. Templenacrow

Murray, T., Templenacrow

Quigley, J., Robinstown gt

Quigley, P., jun., Palace w

Rochford, J., Raheenakennedy

Shea, J., Templenacrow

Thorpe, David

Wadden, R., Robinstown gt

Waters, Patrick, Knockroe

Whitty, D. Templenacrow

Whitty, John, Palace w

Whitty, M., Robinstown gt

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